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Agricultural Machinery
AG MACHINERY
CLASS CODE: AGSYS 320 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $10.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Selection, servicing, maintenance, operation, testing, repair, use and general management of agricultural equipment. Instructional modules will be selected to meet the needs of various student groups. Options include equipment used for soil tillage and land preparation; planting; weed, pest and disease control, prevention and eradication; thinning, pruning, blocking and defoliating; fertilizing; harvesting; and transporting.
DESCRIPTION: Selection, servicing, maintenance, operation, testing, repair, use and general management of agricultural equipment. Instructional modules will be selected to meet the needs of various student groups. Options include equipment used for : soil tillage and land preparation; planting; weed, pest and disease control, prevention and eradication; thining, pruning, blocking and defoliating; fertilizing; harvesting; and transporting.
TOPICS: Mechanics and operational procedures of farm equipment.
Adjustments, repair and operating of power machinery.
OBJECTIVES: To teach the students the mechanics and operational procedures of some equipment used on the farm. Equipment emphasis will be on economic selection, necessary adjustments, efficient operation and the care of the equipment.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001