Recommended Courses for Agronomy Graduate Certificate

This is a complete list of courses recommended for the Agronomy Graduate Certificate program. If you'd like to see which of these courses are currently open for registration, visit our courses page and select the "Programs" filter, then choose "Agronomy M.S."


AGRON 501: Crop Growth and Development - 3 Cr. | Fall, Spring

Physiological processes in crop growth, development and yield: photosynthesis, respiration, water relations, mineral nutrition, assimilate partitioning, seedling vigor, light interception and canopy growth, root growth, reproduction and yield. Required course for the Master of Science in Agronomy degree program.

AGRON 502: Chemistry, Physics, and Biology of Soils - 3 Cr. | Fall, Spring (odd years)

Soil chemical, physical, and biological properties that control processes within the soil, their influence on plant/soil interactions, and soil classification. Basic concepts in soil science and their applications. Required course for the Master of Science in Agronomy degree program.

AGRON 503: Climate and Crop Growth - 3 Cr. | Spring

Applied concepts in climate and agricultural meteorology with emphasis on the climate-agriculture relationship and the microclimate-agriculture interaction. Basic meteorological principles are also presented to support these applied concepts. Required course for the Master of Science in Agronomy degree program.

AGRON 511: Crop Improvement - 3 Cr. | Fall, Spring

Basic principles in the genetic improvement of crop plants. Methods of cultivar development in self-pollinated and cross-pollinated crop species. Required course for the Master of Science in Agronomy degree program.

AGRON 512: Soil - Plant Environment - 3 Cr. | Spring

Soil properties and their impact on soil/plant relationships. Soil structure, aeration, moisture, and nutrients will be discussed in the context of soil fertility and environmental quality management. Required course for the Master of Science in Agronomy degree program.

AGRON 514: Integrated Pest Management - 3 Cr. | Summer

Principles and practices of weed science, entomology, and plant pathology applied to crop production systems. Biology, ecology and principles of integrated crop pest management. Required course for the Master of Science in Agronomy degree program.

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