Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 2 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: AGBIO (Dean's Office)
An introduction to agricultural systems with a focus on sustainability in a changing environment. Current agricultural challenges and issues will be used to highlight and illustrate the interactions between plant, animal, microbial, human and environment components. The soil/plant/environment interface is emphasized. Management decisions affecting agricultural systems, cropping and land use are examined both regionally and globally. Students will also exercise the research process using scientific literature to investigate a hypothesis.
Note: Students with credit for PLSC 41 will not receive credit for this course.
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