2. Fall 2017 Courses

Prerequisites, Textbooks and Availability

(updated 6.6.2017)

Agron 501 Section XW: Crop Growth & Development, 3 credits (Mark Westgate)

  • Availability: Course full - contact Dawn for wait list (msagron@iastate.edu or 1-866-MSAGRON)
  • No prerequisites
  • No text is needed for this class

Agron 502 Section XW: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Soils, 3 credits (Dan Dobill)

  • Availability: Course full - contact Dawn for wait list (msagron@iastate.edu or 1-866-MSAGRON)
  • No prerequisites
  • Text: Weil, R and Brady, N. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 15th Edition, 2017. Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780133254488. NOTE: This book is also used in 512 and 532

Agron 503 Section XW: Climate and Crop Growth, 3 credits (Instructor TBD)

  • Availability: Course full - contact Dawn for wait list (msagron@iastate.edu or 1-866-MSAGRON)
  • Text: Aguado, E. and Burt, J. Understanding Weather and Climate. 7th edition, October 2014. Prentice-Hall.  ISBN 9780321987303. You only need the book.  Do not order the Mastering Meteorology kit. Do not order the Global Edition.
  • Spots available: 

Agron 511 Section XW: Crop Improvement, 3 credits (Debra Lee)

  • Availability: 4 spots
  • No prerequisites
  • Text: Sleper, D and Poehlman J. Breeding Field Crops; 5th Edition. July 2006. Wiley, John & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9780813824284 

Agron 512 Section XW: Soil-Plant Environment, 3 credits (Instructor TBD)

  • Availability: 4 spots
  • Prerequisite: Agronomy 502
  • Texts:
    1. Weil, R and Brady, N. The Nature and Properties of Soil. 15th Edition, 2017. Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780133254488. NOTE: This book is also used in 502 and 532. 
    2. Troeh, F., Hobbs, J., Donahue, R.  Soil and Water Conservation for Productivity and Environmental Protection, 4th Ed. May 2003.  Prentice Hall, NJ. ISBN: 9780130968074. NOTE: this book is also used in 532

Agron 513 Section XW: Quantitative Methods for Agronomy, 3 credits (M. Harbur)

  • Availability: 14 spots
  • No prerequisites
  • Text: Clewer, Alan and Scarisbrick, David.  Practical Statistics and Experimental Design for Plant and Crop Science. 1st Edition.  January 2001. Wiley, John &  Sons, Inc. ISBN 9780471899099 (Paperback). This book is available in print and electronic form. 

Agron 514 Section XW: Integrated Pest Management, 3 credits (Allan Ciha) REMEMBER: AGRONOMY 514 IS NOW OFFERED SPRING AND FALL, NOT SPRING and SUMMER. 

  • Availability: 15 spots
  • Prerequisite: Agronomy 501
  • Texts:​
    1. ​Agrios, George. Plant Pathology. 5th ed. January 2005. Elsevier Science.  ISBN 9780120445653. This book is available in print and electronic form.  NOTE: This book is used in 533 also.
    2. Pedigo, Larry and Marlin Rice. Entomology and Pest Management. 6th ed. November 2014. Waveland Press. ISBN: 9781478622857  NOTE: This book is used in 533 also

Agron 531: Crop Management & Ecology, 3 credits (Instructor TBD)

  • Availability: Course full - contact Dawn for wait list (msagron@iastate.edu or 1-866-MSAGRON)
  • Prerequisites: Agronomy 501, 502, & 503
  • Text: National Research Council.  Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. 2010. National Academies Press. ISBN: 9780309148962. ​

Agron 532: Soil Management, 3 credits (Instructor TBD)

  • Availability: 4 spots (registration priority will go to those furthest along in the program).  Contact Dawn to get registered (msagron@iastate.edu or 1-866-MSAGRON)
  • Prerequisites: Agronomy 501, 503 & 512
  • Text: NOTE: These texts were used in 502 and 512:
    1. Brady, N and Weil, R. The Nature and Properties of Soil. 15th Edition, March 2016. Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780133254488. NOTE: if you have an earlier version from taking 502 and 512 that is OK.
    2. Troeh, F., Hobbs, J., Donahue, R.  Soil and Water Conservation for Productivity and Environmental Protection, 4th Ed. May 2003.  Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780130968074.

Agron 533: Crop Protection, 3 credits (Allan Ciha)

  • Availability: 14 spots
  • Prerequisite: Agronomy 514
  • Texts: NOTE: These texts were used in 514
    1. ​Agrios, George. Plant Pathology. 5th ed. January 2005. Elsevier Science.  ISBN 9780120445653. 
    2. Pedigo, Larry and Marlin Rice. Entomology and Pest Management. 6th ed. November 2014. Waveland Press. ISBN: 9781478622857  

Agron 592 Section XW: Current Issues in Agronomy, 3 credits (Laura Merrick)

  • Availability: 21 spots
  • Prerequisites: Agronomy 501, 503, 511, 512, 513, 514
  • No text is needed for this class

Agron 599M Section XW: Creative Component Seminar, 1 credit (Ken Moore)

  • Availability: Permission only (you must have creative component idea), Contact Dawn to get registered (msagron@iastate.edu or 1-866-MSAGRON)
  • Prerequisite: Must have CC idea – this is the start of your project!

 

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