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  • Agronomy
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    AGG 3501 Environment, Food and Society
    Credits: 3.
    Global issues and trends in population growth, natural resource (soil, water and plant genetic biodiversity) utilization, climate change and potential impacts of current trends on agriculture, natural resources, global food security and sustainability. (B)
    AGR 2332 Seeds of Change
    Credits: 3.
    An introductory course that focuses on the role of genetically-altered plants in agriculture, the environment, foods and medicine. (B)
    AGR 3303 Genetics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: basic course in biology, botany or zoology.
    The science and physical basis of inheritance, genes as units of heredity and development, and the qualitative and quantitative aspects of genetic variation. (B)
    AGR 4212 Alternative Cropping Systems
    Credits: 3.
    Examination of alternative cropping systems, focusing on issues of sustainability, against a backdrop of trends occurring in conventional agriculture.
    AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production
    Credits: 3.
    Students will plant and manage a group of field crops. Experience in soil sampling, interpretation of nutrient and nematode test results, fertilization, pest control and harvesting will be gained. Students will submit a term report.
    AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range Management
    Credits: 4.
    Scientific and technological developments in the selection, production and utilization of forage crops, and in the development and management of grazing areas. (B)
    AGR 4304 Plant Chromosomes and Genomes
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AGR 3303 or PCB 3063.
    Concepts of plant DNA organization in chromosome structure, the principles and technologies of cytogenetics, the plant genomic DNA structure and function, concepts of transcriptome, the plant genomic databases, the DNA sequencing technologies and the basic tools for nucleotide sequence analysis.
    AGR 4320 Plant Breeding
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AGR 3303 or PCB 3063.
    The science and technology of plant improvement.
    AGR 4512 Physiology and Ecology of Crops
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AGR 3005 or the equivalent.
    An introduction to the fundamental processes of crop plants, as well as the environmental and physical limitations to crop growth, development and yield. Focus is on physiology and ecology of agronomic crop plants. (B)
    AGR 4905 Individual Study
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: minimum of one course in agronomy and instructor permission.
    Scientific study of individual problems in crop production, weed science, genetics or plant breeding.
    AGR 4909 Honors Project
    Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program; Coreq: minimum 3.5 GPA.
    An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Science' Honors Program. Students will complete a project on a topic, issue or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching or extension.
    AGR 4922 Integrated Agriculture Travel Course
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AGG 3501 or AGR 3005 or AGR 4214C.
    Students participate in a 10-day trip to an area of USA noted for crop production. Visits are made to a wide variety of agribusiness interests.
    AGR 4932 Agronomy Topics
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits.
    Critical review of selected topics in specific agronomic areas.
    PCB 2441 Biological Invaders
    Credits: 3.
    An introduction to plants and animals that are invading Florida and the U.S. Why biological invaders are second only to habitat destruction as threats to natural ecosystems, what makes some species invasive, how to control or prevent invasions, where international commerce may be regulated, and who is affected by such issues. (B)
    PLS 2003C Plants That Feed the World
    Credits: 3.
    Introduction to 25 of humankind's most important food crop plants with emphasis on soil and climatic adaptations, major producers and consumers, nutritional attributes, processing needs and types of products. Students will see the plants and seeds, and the food and industrial products of the crop plants under study. This is an introductory course for majors and non-majors who have no previous academic experience with food crop plants. (B)
    PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
    Introduction to the principles and practices of plant production systems. An overview of plant evolution, anatomy, physiology, improvement, pest, water and nutrient management as applied to a variety of plant production systems. (B)
    PLS 4353C Culture and Production of Aquatic Plants
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Environmental, physical, nutritional and ecological factors influencing culture and production of aquatic plant growth. Commercial production techniques will be emphasized. Aquatic plants will be evaluated for use in ecosystems and wetland restoration.
    PLS 4404C Principles of Composting Technology
    Credits: 3.
    Principles that influence the humification of organic matter under controlled conditions, emphasizing factors related to successful utilization of compost in horticultural production, analytical methods of compost quality determinators and regulatory aspects of compost product use.
    PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science
    Credits: 3.
    An introduction to basic and applied aspects of weed science. Topics will include weed biology and ecology, herbicide physiology and weed control techniques. The lab will cover weed identification, herbicide application technology and other aspects of weed science.
    PLS 4613 Aquatic Weed Control
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Florida's aquatic weed problems and methods of chemical, biological, mechanical and physical weed control. Topics include plant biology/ecology, herbicide residue, lake reclamation, fish-plant interactions and laws regulating aquatic weed control.
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