Introduction to the fundamentals of remote sensing within the framework of Geographic Information System, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and their applications in production agriculture. Topics include remote sensing technologies, FAA regulations and rulemaking, UAS types, mission planning, image collection, processing and interpretation, and their applications in agriculture. Prereq: HCS 2260, AnimSci 2260, ENR 2000, AEDEcon 2005, ComLdr 3537, or Stat 1450; and Sr or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3580.
Agricultural Systems Management
An overview of the principles of data management and analytics in support of field crop production. Lecture topics include: data generation and collection methods, and modeling, actionable spatial and temporal management recommendations at the sub-field level. Laboratory exercises include: broad overview and introduction to R, and its use in common data analyses in production agriculture. Prereq: 3580 or 4580, and ComLdr 3537 or AnimSci 2260 or HCS 2260 or ENR 2000 or AEDEcon 2005; or Grad Standing; or permission of instructor.
Principles of handling, drying, storing, and milling grain. Grain handling equipment will include grain pits, conveyors, augers, bucket elevator, and hazard monitoring. Drying and storage will include dryeration, in-bin counterflow drying, batch and continuous flow systems. Dry milling principles will include methods, applications, and parameters such as separation of particle size by sieve. Prereq: Math 1130, 1131, 1148, 1149, 1150, or 1151.
An introduction to digital agriculture and the data acquisition and data management systems, analytical tools, machinery systems and crop, animal and environmental models utilized in this rapidly evolving field to enhance the profitability and sustainability of agricultural crop and livestock production systems.
STEM students will study emerging, interdisciplinary environmental issues in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, such as air and water pollution, waste management, habitat destruction, exotic species, and energy. Prereq: Enrollment in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline, and Jr, Sr, or Grad Standing.
Develops the knowledge, awareness and attitude necessary to becoming an effective safety manager in a non-traditional occupational environment. Includes hazard identification and mitigation; safety education, engineering, and enforcement strategies. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for AgSysMgt 600.