Subject: Plant Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Plant Sciences


Although soils contribute a major share of agricultural emissions, improved management ('Climate-Smart' agriculture) can substantially reduce these emissions and sequester some of the carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by plants. This course will cover greenhouse gas dynamics, carbon footprinting, nutrient and water use efficiency, carbon-based policies, plant and soil health management. In doing so, this course will highlight state-of-the-art research, summarize mitigation and adaptation potentials, identify gaps in understanding, and discuss future directions.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 75 credit units, including SLSC 240 or EVSC 220
Note: Students with credit with the PLSC 898 topic in Climate Smart Agriculture or PLSC 840 may not receive credit for this course.

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