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CS (Crop Science)
216
031259
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Southern Row Crop Production-Cotton, Peanuts, and Tobacco
Southern Row Crop Prod.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Crop & Soil Science (11CS)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Matthew C. Vann
Assistant Professor and Tobacco Extension Specialist

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture6060Yesn/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Crop production systems comprised of cotton, peanuts, and tobacco are unique to the southern United States, and management practices tailored to a successful harvest are vastly different than those employed in the production of grain crops. CS 216 will introduce students to these production standards and provide a basic foundation for the principles of cotton, peanut, and tobacco management. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to describe growth/development patterns, tillage systems, scouting techniques, proper seed/variety selection and planting populations, provide recommendations for pest management, employ Integrated Pest Management strategies, describe harvesting practices, and give marketing approaches for each crop.

Removal of soybean production from the course and the substitution of tobacco production in its place. 


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  1. Understand the applied principles of cotton, peanut, and tobacco production.

  2. Demonstrate the importance of soil type as the relate to cotton, peanut, and tobacco production. 

  3. Understand the impact of nutrient placement and availability to crop development.

  4. Promote the concepts of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as they pertain to cotton, peanuts, and tobacco. 

  5. Grasp the benefits of using Plant Growth Regulators  

  6. Be able to discuss the implications of mechanization to each production system.

  7. Relate the economic importance of each crop to cropping systems commonly found in North Carolina.


Student Learning Outcomes

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.  


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Readings assignments25%Students will be given a scientific journal article for review and will be asked to explain how the research does/does not impact North Carolina agriculture.
Other25%Tobacco Section: quizzes + homeworks (20%), Exam 1 (40%), Exam 2 (40%)
Other25%Peanut Section: daily quizzes (33%), Exam 1 (33%), Exam 2 (33%)
Other25%Cotton Section: quizzes (60%), Exam (40%)
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Tobacco Production33.3%5 week lecture series that meets twice per week. Students will be assigned homework that is based on lecture material. Two quizzes and two exams will be given to evaluate understanding of the material.
Peanut Production 33.3%5 week lecture series that meets twice per week. Students will be given quizzes at the conclusion of each lecture. Two exams are given in class to evaluate students understanding of the materials.
Cotton Production 33.4%5 week lecture series that meets twice per week. Students will be given quizzes at the conclusion of each lecture. One final exam will be given in class to evaluate students understanding of the materials.

aeherget (Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:11:14 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 8/24/2017.
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