2. Spring 2018 Courses

Prerequisites, Textbooks and Availability

(updated 10/8/2017)

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

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • No prerequisites
  • No text is needed for this class

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

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • 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 (Erik Kabela)

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • No prerequisites
  • 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.

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

  • Availability: 25 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 (David Kwaw-Mensah)

  • Availability: 25 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. 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: 25 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: 25 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 591 Section XW: Agronomic Systems Analysis, 3 credits (Mark Licht)

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • Prerequisites: Agronomy 511, 513, 531, 532, 533
  • No text is needed for this class

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

  • Availability: 25 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 (instructor TBD)

  • 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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