Agronomy (AGRO)


1000

AGRO 1001 Introduction to Managed Plant Systems in the Modern World (3 credits)
S 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Survey of plant kingdom; anatomy, growth, and development of plants; ecosystem structure, sustainable agriculture and animal/plant systems; plant nutrition, food additives, and food safety; plant breeding for improved food and fiber; biotechnology and its role in modern agriculture.

2000

AGRO 2011 [Not Offered] ANAL ENV ISSUES (3.0 credits)
AGRO 2051 Soil Science (4 credits)
Prereq.: CHEM 1002 or 1212 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Also offered as EMS 2051. Principles of soil science; properties of soils related to plant growth and the environment.
AGRO 2086 [Not Offered] Introduction to Turfgrass Management (3 credits)
See HORT 2086.

3000

AGRO 3000 [Not Offered] Principles of Crop Production (3 credits)
F Prereq.: BIOL 1402 or equivalent. Crop production practices relative to major crops grown in Louisiana and the U.S.; seed bed preparation, planting, weed and pest control; harvest and processing practices related to each major crop group.
AGRO 3010 [Not Offered] Research Problems (3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Independent research under a faculty member, culminating in an oral and written report.
AGRO 3011 [Not Offered] Fall Crop Production Laboratory (1 credits)
F Prereq.: credit or registration in AGRO 3000. Field and laboratory research designed to provide an understanding of the growth and practices involved in production of soybeans, cotton, and sugarcane.
AGRO 3012 [Not Offered] Spring Crop Production Laboratory (1 credits)
S Prereq.: AGRO 3000. Field laboratory research designed to provide an understanding of the growth and practices involved in the production of winter small grains.
AGRO 3013 [Not Offered] Summer Crop Production Laboratory (1 credits)
Su Prereq.: AGRO 3000. Field and laboratory research designed to provide an understanding of the growth and practices involved in the production of rice, corn, and sorghum.
AGRO 3040 Soil Conservation (2 credits)
F Prereq.: AGRO 2051. Also offered as EMS 3045. Causes and effects of soil erosion and sedimentation; their effects on the quality of the environment; methods of reducing erosion and soil environmental pollution.
AGRO 3090 Agronomic Internship (3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: overall gpa of 2.50 and written consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Work experience in crop, soil, or environmental quality related areas culminating in acceptable written reports and a seminar presentation.

4000

AGRO 4005 [Not Offered] Forage Ecology and Management (3 credits)
S Forage crop physiology, adaptation, production, utilization, and management; impact on people, animals, and the environment.
AGRO 4052 [Not Offered] Soil Fertility and Soil Management (4 credits)
S Prereq.: AGRO 2051. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Factors affecting plant growth and utilization of essential elements; mechanisms of nutrient uptake; diagnosis of deficiencies; use of lime and fertilizers; potential nutrient losses.
AGRO 4055 Chemical Properties of Soil (4 credits)
F Prereq.: AGRO 2051 and CHEM 2002. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Also offered as EMS 4055. Chemical and mineralogical properties of soils; their effect on nonpoint source pollution from agriculture; effects of nonhazardous amendments on soil properties.
AGRO 4056 [Not Offered] Microbial Ecology and Nutrient Cycling in Soils (4 credits)
S Prereq.: AGRO 2051 and BIOL 2051. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Also offered as BIOL 4256 and EMS 4056. Microorganisms in terrestrial environments and biogenic processes influencing C, N, S, and P cycling; role of microorganisms in biological nitrogen fixation, plant nutrient availability, formation of soil humus, and decomposition of organic and inorganic materials; impact of microbial processes on environmental quality.
AGRO 4058 Soil Morphology and Classification (4 credits)
F 2 hrs. lecture; 4 hrs. lab (field and mapping). Genesis, profile morphology, processes related to classification and soil taxonomy; relationships of soil process and classification to environmental quality.
AGRO 4064 [Not Offered] Principles of Plant Breeding (4 credits)
F Prereq.: AGRI 2072 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Also offered as HORT 4064. Methods of plant genetic improvement: hybridization, genetic manipulation, and variety development; selection for insect, disease, and environmental stress resistance; genetic engineering and biotechnology.
AGRO 4070 [Not Offered] Weed Science and the Environment (3 credits)
F Prereq.: BIOL 1001, 1002, CHEM 1001, 1002; or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Weed biology and economic importance of weeds in the diverse agriculture of Louisiana; weed management programs, characteristics of important herbicides, mechanisms of herbicidal action, fate of herbicides in the environment, and pesticide application, labeling, and safety.
AGRO 4071 [Not Offered] Weed Biology and Ecology (3 credits)
F-O Prereq.: BIOL 1001, 1002, or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Study of general plant ecological principles, reproduction, dormancy, interference, allelopathy, competition, herbicide resistance, and the impact of weed control mechanisms on weed and crop communities.
AGRO 4077 [Not Offered] Environmental Soil Physics (3 credits)
Prereq.: AGRO 2051. Also offered as EMS 4077. The physical soil system; the soil components and their physical interactions; processes involving water flow in saturated and unsaturated soils, air, and heat; fate and transport of applied chemicals in the soil profile and processes governing the mobility of contaminants.
AGRO 4078 [Not Offered] Land Use Planning and Land Management (3 credits)
S Prereq.: AGRO 3040 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Land use planning and management based on chemical, mineralogical, and physical properties of soils; includes applications of soils, plants, hydrology, and remote sensing datasets for advanced GIS anaylysis; areas of use and management include crops, pasture, forest and woodland, metropolitan, transportation, waste disposal, wetlands, and disturbed lands.
AGRO 4080 [Not Offered] Advanced Crop Production and Management (3 credits)
S-O Prereq.: AGRO 1021 and BIOL 3060 or equivalent. Effect of cultural practices on physiological/ecological interactions affecting crop growth, development, and yield.
AGRO 4087 [Not Offered] BEST PRACT SUST AG (3.0 credits)
AGRO 4090 [Not Offered] Agronomic Problem Solving (3 credits)
S-E Prereq.: AGRO 2051 or equivalent; BIOL 3060 or AGRO 4080; AGRO 3000 or equivalent. Analysis and solution of specific agronomic problems; emphasis on researching literature, group discussion, and development of answers to hypothetical management questions.
AGRO 4091 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Crop Science (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: written consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit; a total of 6 sem. hrs. may be earned in AGRO 4091 and 4092 combined.
AGRO 4092 Special Topics in Soil Science (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: written consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit; a total of 6 sem. hrs. may be earned in AGRO 4091 and 4092 combined.

6000

AGRO 6011 [Not Offered] PLANT ENV SOIL TEACH (3.0 credits)

7000

AGRO 7001 Agronomy Seminar (1 credits)
May be repeated for credit. 1 hr. seminar; reports.
AGRO 7040 [Not Offered] Research Methods in Plant Science (3 credits)
S-E Prereq.: EXST 7005; or equivalent; field research experience. Research activities and methodology used to conduct field research in plant science and pest management disciplines from initial planning through publication of results; areas of emphasis include: research proposal preparation and protocol development; selection of experimental design and implementation of research; data analysis, interpretation, and presentation; and manuscript preparation.
AGRO 7041 Plant-Herbicide Physiology (3 credits)
F-E Prereq.: AGRO 4070 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lec.; 3 hrs. lab. Lab project includes several techniques used in plant-herbicide physiology research. Physiological and physical interactions of herbicides with plants; emphasis on the specific mode of action, entry, movement, metabolism, and selectivity mechanisms of each chemical family of herbicides.
AGRO 7042 [Not Offered] Soil-Pesticide Interactions (3 credits)
F-E Prereq.: AGRO 2051 and AGRO 4070 or equivalent. Chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils as they affect performance and dissipation of pesticides; fate of pesticides in the environment.
AGRO 7051 [Not Offered] Advanced Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (4 credits)
S-E Prereq.: AGRO 4052 and BIOL 3060 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles of bioavailability and acquisition of mineral nutrients by crop plants; interactions of plant roots with the soil environment; fertilizer use efficiency.
AGRO 7052 [Not Offered] Micronutrients in Soils and Crops (4 credits)
S-O 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Theory and current literature on the micronutrients (boron, copper, zinc, manganese, iron, molybdenum, chlorine, cobalt) and their influence on growth of crop plants.
AGRO 7055 [Not Offered] Advanced Soil Chemistry (3 credits)
F-O Prereq.: AGRO 4055, MATH 1552, and one semester of physical chemistry. Theory of physio-chemical properties of soils; emphasis on soil solution chemistry and soil environmental properties.
AGRO 7056 [Not Offered] Current Topics in Soil Microbiology (3 credits)
F-O Prereq.: AGRO 4056 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Role of soil microbial processes in maintaining environmental quality; fate and behavior of introduced microorganisms; methods of investigation; development of a laboratory consistent with students' interests.
AGRO 7057 [Not Offered] Advanced Soil Physics (4 credits)
F 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Also offered as EMS 7057. Physical properties of the soil matrix, soil-water retention, and processes governing water, gas, solute, and heat fluxes in the soil profile.
AGRO 7058 [Not Offered] Advanced Pedology (3 credits)
S-O Theory and current literature on pedogenic processes responsible for the physical, chemical, and mineralogical, properties found in soil environments.
AGRO 7066 [Not Offered] Agronomic Crop Breeding Techniques (1 credits)
F,Su 2 hrs. lab. May be repeated in the alternate semester for a max. of 2 hrs. of credit. Practical experience in hybridization of agronomic and horticultural crops; objectives, methodologies, and rationale of specific breeding programs; selection procedures; computerized record keeping and data management.
AGRO 7067 [Not Offered] CROP BREEDING PRACT (2.0 credits)
AGRO 7068 [Not Offered] Soil Mineralogy (3 credits)
F-O Prereq.: GEOL 2082 or AGRO 4055 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Variety, distribution, and alteration of major minerals in soils; their physio-chemical properties and reactions; their significance to agriculture and the environment.
AGRO 7070 [Not Offered] Advanced Plant Breeding (4 credits)
S-E Prereq.: AGRO 4064 and EXST 7014; or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Also offered as HORT 7070. Advanced methods of plant breeding; emphasis on breeding for insect, pathogen, and abiotic stress resistance; breeding strategies and theory; resource allocation and evaluation of breeding methodologies.
AGRO 7071 [Not Offered] Advanced Plant Genetics (4 credits)
S-O See HORT 7071.
AGRO 7073 TOPICS PLANT BREED (1.0 credits)
AGRO 7074 [Not Offered] Quantitative Genetics in Plant Improvement (3 credits)
F-E Prereq.: HORT 7063 or AGRO 7065 and EXST 7022. Also offered as HORT 7074. Genotypic and environmental values, their effects and interactions, homeostasis, stability; variances, covariances, combining ability, genetic advance, selection indices, molecular markers for quantitative trait loci.
AGRO 7080 PLANT GENOMICS (3.0 credits)
AGRO 7165 [Not Offered] Biogeochemistry of Wetland Soils and Sediments S (3 credits)
Same as OCS 7165.

8000

AGRO 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
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AGRO 8901 Research in Crop Science (3-6 credits)
Prereq.: consent of department.
AGRO 8902 Research in Soil Science (3-6 credits)
Prereq.: consent of department.

9000

AGRO 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
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