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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.

DESCRIPTION: Selection, servicing, maintenance, operation, testing, repair, use and general management of agricultural equipment.
TAUGHT: Fall (even years)
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 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.
* Mechanics and operational procedures of farm equipment.
* Adjustments, repair and operating of power machinery.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Obtain a BYU-Idaho driving permit.
2. Understand the safety of agricultural machinery.
3. Learn to use the operator's manual of various equipment.
4. Define the common power terms.
5. Determine how to repair, calibrate, and adjust tillage equipment, planting equipment, combines, potato equipment, forage equipment, sprayers and related miscellaneous equipment.
6. Repair agriculture related equipment.
REQUIREMENTS: A BYU-Idaho driving permit is required before students are allowed to operate University agricultural machinery.

A desire to succeed.
Safety glasses.
Coveralls.
Tool set.
Class packet.
Notebook, paper and pencil or pen.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001