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Forage Crops
FORAGE CROPS
CLASS CODE: AGRON 330 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of forage and cereal crops used in the livestock industry. Applied production principles and management requirements will be emphasized for each crop.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: To direct and give competency for proper identification and application of the production principles and practices and good management requirements of each agronomically important field, forage, and cereal crop as relating to the various livestock enterprises and the livestock industry.

* Forages in the North.
* Soil conditions.
* Plant nutrition and growth.
* Seeding and establishment of legumes and grasses.
* Weed control and winter survival of forage crops.
* Alfalfa varieties, characteristics and management.
* Grasses.
* Legumes.
* Pasture and Range management.
* Feed grains.
* Storage of forages and grains.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand application of applicable biological principles, plant life cycles and critical physiological stages of various crops
2. Identify the grasses and legumes in various stages of growth of selected field, forage, and cereal crops.
3. Gain a workable knowledge of several adaptable and non-adaptable crop varieties.
4. Understand and apply the farm-crop grading systems related to storage, feed value, and marketing of the product.
5. Identify and use correct crop production practices such as fertilization, planting dates, water requirements, harvesting, and pest problems and solutions of individual crops.
6. Recognize and wisely use available resources for the marketing of various crops.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001