CSES 3123 Principles of Weed Science
ABOUT THE COURSE:
The successful management of weeds requires knowledge of the biology and ecology of weeds to be managed, an understanding of how weeds interact with desirable plants, and knowledge of how the various weed management tools act to control weeds. The integration of this information will allow the development of weed management strategies that are economical, effective and environmentally sound. This course is designed to address these issues.
In this course, students will learn to:
- Familiarize themselves with the biology, ecology, and identification of important weed species, including invasive species.
- Explore the basic, cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical tools necessary to develop weed management strategies.
- Characterize herbicides and their interaction with weeds, crops and the environment.
- Discuss weed management strategies for specific situations.
Each student will be required to complete a series of examinations, a presentation on a specific weed control scenario, a virtual lab collection, and participate in discussions.
LECTURE AND LAB:
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
Applied Weed Science (3rd edition) by Ross and Lembi, Prentice Hall Publishing