2. Fall 2018 Courses

Prerequisites, Textbooks and Availability

(updated 6.27.2018)

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

  • Availability: Full, contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu to get put on the wait list
  • No prerequisites
  • No text is needed for this class

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

  • Availability: Full, contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu to get put on the wait list
  • No prerequisites
  • Text: Weil, R and Brady, N. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 15th Edition, 2017. Pearson Education. ISBN: 9780133254488. NOTE: This book is also used in 512 and 532

Agron 503 Section XW: Climate and Crop Growth, 3 credits (Erik Kabela)

  • Availability: 3 spots (You will not be able to register using AccessPlus. Please contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu)
  • No prerequisites
  • Text: Aguado, E. and Burt, J. Understanding Weather and Climate. 7th edition, October 2014. Pearson Education.  ISBN 9780321987303.
  • You only need the book.  Do not order the Mastering Meteorology kit. Do not order the Global Edition.

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

  • Availability: 5 spots (You will not be able to register using AccessPlus. Please contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu)
  • 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 (Renuka Mathur)

  • Availability: 6 spots (You will not be able to register using AccessPlus. Please contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu)
  • Prerequisite: Agronomy 502
  • Texts:
    1. Weil, R and Brady, N. The Nature and Properties of Soil. 15th Edition, 2017. Pearson Education. ISBN: 9780133254488. NOTE: This book is also used in 502 and 532. 
    2. Marschner, P. Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. 3rd Edition, September 2011. Elsevier Science.  ISBN: 9780123849052 This book is available in print and electronic form.

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

  • Availability: 15 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) 

  • Availability: 5 spots (You will not be able to register using AccessPlus. Please contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu)
  • 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 also used in 533.
    2. Pedigo, Larry and Marlin Rice. Entomology and Pest Management. 6th ed. November 2014. Waveland Press. ISBN: 9781478622857  NOTE: This book is also used in 533.

Agron 531 Section XW: Crop Ecology & Management, 3 credits (Andrew Lenssen)

  • Availability: Full, contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu to get put on the wait list
  • Prerequisites: Agronomy 501, 502, 503. Agronomy 512 & 514 recommended. 
  • Text: National Research Council.  Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. 2010. National Academies Press. ISBN: 9780309148962. 

Agron 532 Section XW: Soil Management (David Kwaw-Mensah)

  • Availability: Full, contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu to get put on the wait list
  • Prerequisites: Agronomy 501, 503, 512.  Agronomy 513 recommended.
  • Text: Weil, R and Brady, N. The Nature and Properties of Soil. 15th Edition, 2017. Pearson Education. ISBN: 9780133254488. NOTE: this book was also used in 502 and 512.

Agron 533 Section XW: Crop Protection (Allan Ciha)

  • Availability: 5 spots​ (You will not be able to register using AccessPlus. Please contact Dawn Miller millerdm@iastate.edu)
  • Prerequisites: Agronomy 514
  • Texts: 
  1. Agrios, George. Plant Pathology. 5th ed. January 2005. Elsevier Academic Press.  ISBN 9780120445653. NOTE: This book was used in 514
  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 592 Section XW: Current Issues in Agronomy, 3 credits (Laura Merrick)

  • Availability: cancelled Fall 2018
  • Prerequisites: Agronomy 501, 503, 511, 512, 513, 514
  • No text is needed for this class

Agron 599M Section XB: Creative Component Seminar, 1 credit (Mark Westgate)

  • Prerequisites: You must have CC topic idea – this is the start of your project!
  • Please review the CC Guide for an overview of the Creative Component, especially the 599M Seminar page. 
  • Permission only.  Contact Dawn to register (msagron@iastate.edu or 1-866-MSAGRON)

Agron 599M Section XA: Creative Component, 2 credits (independent study, defense only)

  • Prerequisite: These credits are for the semester of your defense.  Please review CC Defense page.
  • Permission only.  Major Professor must approve defense. 
  • Defense date must be set before 599M registration. 

 

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