Viewing: CS 218 : Southern Row Crop Production - Corn, Small Grains and Soybeans

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CS (Crop Science)
218
031260
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Southern Row Crop Production - Corn, Small Grains and Soybeans
Southern Row Crop Prod (II)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Crop & Soil Science (11CS)
01.1102
Agronomy and Crop Science.
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Online (Internet)

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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Angela Post
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

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LEC2020Non/a


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11ASFSBSAgroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Elective
11NATRLNRWNatural Resources - Soil and Water Systems Elective
11PSSBSPlant and Soil Science Elective
Fundamental agronomic practices associated with the production of corn, small grains and soybean. Discussions will include crop growth and development stages, how to choose the best varieties and hybrids, planting strategies, fertility and pest management programs, harvest and storage options, and the use of technologies associated with the production and maintenance of quality commodity.

Course is being expanded to 3 credits from 2 credits to accommodate the addition of soybeans, which previously was covered in CS 216. Tobacco replaced soybeans in CS 216


No

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No
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To introduce the student to the management decisions that influence crop production profits in small grains, corn, and soybean, and to improve the student’s competence and confidence to make those decisions wisely in a real situation.


Student Learning Outcomes

Given the required information, you will be able to:



  • Describe growth and development of small grains, corn and soybean crops.

  • Describe how a crop’s growth and development pattern influences management decisions such as tillage, row width, planting dates, and population.

  • Differentiate between varieties for proper variety selection based on multiple factors and evaluate the usefulness of alternative varieties and seed sources. 

  • Recall how crop growth characteristics, yield, and quality are influenced by production environment and management decisions.

  • Explain how fertilizer and liming application decisions for small grains, corn and soybean are made and how growers can reduce inputs based on these decisions 

  • Identify the diseases and insects that can adversely affect yield and quality and explain the application of pest management tools and strategies to profitable crop production. 

  • Define mycotoxins and explain why they affect grain quality and how growers can reduce the occurrence of fungi that cause mycotoxins

  • Discuss how the principles of harvest timing and method, including combine operation, relate to crop production profits based on yield, and quality.

  • Explain the purpose of grain storage and how grain temperature and moisture content influence grain quality 

  • Give examples of how world production, markets, and economics impact the profitability of crop production on a North Carolina farm. 

  • Define marketing principles and fundamentals underlying expanded market opportunities.

  • Describe how production decisions impact both our and our grandchildren’s environment.

  • Apply basic mathematics to everyday crop production problems in small grains, corn, and soybean and apply crop management principles to real farm situations 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam15%Exam I: Small Grains
Exam15%Exam II: Corn
Exam15%Exam III: Soybean
Project10%Project I: Small Grains
Project10%Project II: Corn
Project10%Project III: Soybean
Quiz25%Five unannounced quizzes, 5% each.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Corn6 wks--Types of corn
--Corn adaptation and growth requirements
--Stages of corn growth and development
--Hybrid Selection
--Precision Planting – equipment and management
--Fertility and weed management in corn
--Disease and insect management
--Harvest and storage
--Corn Markets
Small Grains5 wks--Introduction, Growth & Development of small grains
--Seed Quality and Variety Selection
--Land Preparation, Equipment, and Calibration
--Fertility and Weed Management in small grains
--Insect and Disease Management in small grains
--Small Grain Harvest and Storage
--Small Grain Markets
Soybean5 wks--Introduction, Growth and Development
--Growth and Development
--Planting Decisions
--Varieties & Seed Quality
--Tillage and Fertility
--Pest management
--Soybean Harvest and Storage
--Soybean Markets

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