Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the growth and development of cotton, peanut, and tobacco plants.
2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various cultural and tillage practices suited to these crops, including reduced tillage options important in developing sustainable cropping systems.
3. Apply plant monitoring and scouting techniques to make recommendations in managing inputs such as growth regulators, fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, and defoliants.
4. Describe proper planting techniques including row widths, planting rates (plant populations), planting depth, seed quality, and variety selection.
5. Explain recommendations for weed, insect, nematodes and disease pests of cotton, peanuts, and tobacco and their control through Integrated Pest Management and Best Management Practices
6 .Describe how harvesting and storage can affect producer’s profit.
7. Describe marketing approaches employed by producers, including the role of Federal farm legislation.