Introduction to the principles and technologies of precision agriculture including: Global Positioning System (GPS), guidance systems, plant and soil sensors, soil sampling, yield mapping and related technologies. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for AgSysMgt 580.
Agricultural Systems Management
Planning and managing the drainage, irrigation, erosion and sediment control, water harvesting and storage systems and agricultural constructed wetlands for the agricultural landscape. Prereq: AgSysMt 2370 (AgSysMgt 370) and 2371 (371), or ConSysM 2440 (ConSysMt 440); and ENR 3000 (300.01); or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for AgSysMgt 575.
Engineering and technology applications essential to the operation, selection and management of the processes, machinery, structures, soil and water, and materials handling systems in agriculture. Prereq: Math 1130 (130) or 1148 (148). Not open to students with credit for 301 or students enrolled in AgSysMt or Eng.
Advanced group studies of selected topics in Agricultural Systems Management. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 4 completions.
Advanced individual study of problems and topics not included in regular Agricultural Systems Management courses. Prereq: CPHR 2.5 or above, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is graded S/U.
An interactive assessment of graduating seniors' overall achievements in Agricultural Systems Management and their assessment of the program. Prereq: Final semester of enrollment. This course is graded S/U.
Management of animal wastes, wastewater and solid waste generated through agricultural practices and rural living to utilize nutrients, recover energy, reuse water, protect public health and abate environmental pollution. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for AgSysMgt 550.
Basic principles of operation, selection and management of agricultural machinery, including power requirements, performance evaluation, calibration, adjustment, costs of operation and optimum size. Prereq: Math 1148 (148), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for AgSysMgt 360.
Building and equipment design for livestock, crop and greenhouse production; selection and specification of construction materials and ventilation systems. Prereq: Math 1148 (148), and Physics 1103 (103), 1200 (111), or 1250 (131). Not open to students with credit for AgSysMgt 320.
Principles of engine theory, operation, maintenance, and repair. In addition, alternative fuels, engine design and basic power transmission will be explored. Prereq: Math 1130 (130) or 1148 (148), and Physics 1103 (103), 1200 (111), or 1250 (131); or enrollment in Sustainable Plant Systems major or Landscape Construction minor. Not open to students with credit for AgSysMgt 232. This course is available for EM credit.