Weed Science - Courses

 

Weed Science Courses

 Dr. Corey Ransom's Courses:


PSC 5550 - Weed Biology and Control
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4 credits

Management strategies for undesirable plant species in native and agroecosystems. Interference and allelopathy, undesirable plant invasion and spread, noxious weed eradication principles and practices, integrated plant management strategies, herbicide interactions with weeds and crops, and economics of management emphases.

Cross-listed as: PSC 6550.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

 

PSC 6570 - Advanced Weed Science
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3 credits

Explores advanced topics and research techniques in weed science. Discussion of weed biology, ecology, invasion, and interference. Includes uptake, movement, metabolism, and physiological activity of herbicides in plants. Considers mechanisms and impacts of herbicide resistance in weeds and crops.

Prerequisite/Restriction: BIOL 4400, PSC 6550/PSC 5550 or permission of instructor.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring odd years

 

Dr. Ralph Whitesides' Courses:
 

PSC 4550 - Weed Management
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3 credits

This course stresses the fundamentals of modern weed science needed to effectively meet weed challenges in crop land, managed landscapes, forests and rangeland, rights-of-way and industrial sites, riparian and aquatic settings, recreation sites, and wildlife managment areas. Weed indentification, biology, ecology and modern management principles are all explored in this course.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall


PSC 4320 - Forage Production and Pasture Ecology
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3 credits

Cultivation and management of legumes and grasses used throughout the Intermountain region of the U.S. and the world for grazing, stored feed, soil improvement, and conservation. Forage plant growth and development, nutrient and water utilization, and responses to environmental stress. Prerequisite:.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Integrated Science or comparable breadth course.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall even years


PSC 4280 - Field Crops
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3 credits

Economic importance, use, distribution, origin, history, classification, identification, botanical nature, marketing, processing, storage, certification, grading, diseases, insects, commercial production, and improvement of cereal, root, and oilseed crops. Two lectures, one lab per week.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall odd years

 

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