CSES 1003 Basic Crop Science
ABOUT THE COURSE:
The objectives of this course are to provide students with knowledge about crop plants–those plants that provide our food, fiber, shelter and fuel. The historical and botanical origins, growth and development, management and processing and utilization of crop plants are discussed in detail. The course also covers the relationships between the environment and crop production.
In this course, students will learn about the following:
- Crop origins
- The history of crop production
- How crop plants grow
- The morphological and anatomical features of crop plants
- Management techniques
- How crops are harvested and utilized
Each student will be required to complete a series of assignments, quizzes, three examinations and a final examination.
LECTURE AND LAB:
Waldren. 2003. Introductory Crop Science, 5th Edition. Pearson Custom Publishing.