Spring 2020 courses

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR SRING 2020 WILL START OCTOBER 23rd, 2019

Spring 2020 Semester Starts Monday, January 13, 2020

Prerequisites, Textbooks and Availability

(updated 9.17.19)

AGRON 501 Section XW: Crop Growth & Development, 3 credits (Lori Abendroth)

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • Prerequisite: program admission or AGRON 181 or equivalent, MATH 140, CHEM 163, BIOL 101
  • Text: none, all course materials are online

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

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • Prerequisite: program admission or AGRON 181 or equivalent and MATH 140
  • 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: 25 spots
  • Prerequisites: program admission or AGRON 181 or equivalent, MATH 140, CHEM 163, BIOL 101
  • Text: Sleper, D and Poehlman J. Breeding Field Crops; 5th Edition. July 2006. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 9780813824284 

AGRON 512 Section XW: Soil-Plant Environment, 3 credits (David Kwaw-Mensah)

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • Prerequisite: AGRON 502. Recommended AGRON 501
  • Texts:
    1. Weil, R and Brady, N. The Nature and Properties of Soil. 15th Edition, April 2016. 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.  Hardcover & eTextbook ISBN: 9780123849052 

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

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • Prerequisite: program admission or AGRON 181 or equivalent, MATH 140, STAT 104
  • Text: Clewer, Alan and Scarisbrick, David.  Practical Statistics and Experimental Design for Plant and Crop Science. 1st Edition.  February 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 (Carol Pilcher) 

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • Prerequisite: AGRON 501.  Recommended AGRON 502, AGRON 503
  • Texts:​
    1. ​Agrios, G. Plant Pathology. 5th ed. January 2005. Elsevier Science.  Hardcover ISBN 9780120445653. eTextbook ISBN: 9780080473789. 
    2. Pedigo, L. and Rice, M. Entomology and Pest Management. 6th ed. November 2014. Waveland Press. Hardcover & eTextbook ISBN: 9781478622857 
    3. NOTE: These books are also used in 533.

AGRON 591 Section XW: Agronomic Systems Analysis, 3 credits (Mark Licht)

  • Availability: 25 spots
  • Prerequisites: AGRON 531, AGRON 532, AGRON 533, AGRON 512, AGRON 513, AGRON 514
  • Text: none, all course materials are online

AGRON 592 Section XW: Current Issues in Agronomy, 3 credits (David Kwaw-Mensah)

  • Availability: 13 spots (8 available in AccessPlus, last 5 in reserve for special situations)
  • Prerequisites: AGRON 511, AGRON 513, AGRON 501, AGRON 503, AGRON 514,
  • Text: none, all course materials are online

AGRON 599M Section XB: Creative Component Seminar, 1 credit (David Kwaw-Mensah)

  • 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 msagron@iastate.edu

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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