COURSE DESCRIPTION

Economic importance, adaptation, cultural practices, irrigation, integrated pest management, cost analysis, calendar of operations, and marketing in the production of barley, oats, wheat, corn, grain, sorghum, alfalfa, rice, dry beans, sugar beets, cotton, and seed crops.

Section #:         0892

Units:               3

Location:          Lec. ACE Rm 170
                       Lab. ACE Rm 170

Meeting Time: 

Lecture:            Tuesday    11:15 – 12:20

                      Thursday      7:00 – 7:50

 

Lab:                 Thursday   8:00 – 11:05

 

Important dates:

                       Last day to drop without a "W"
                       or get a Refund:  
                       September 6, 2020

                       Last day to drop:
                       November 12, 2020

 

Please note:  This syllabus is tentative.  Although every attempt will be made to follow it, some deviation and/or adjustments may be made.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Recognize the importance of the field crop regions of California and the United States
  • Identify the national and state field crops and their importance to the economy.
  • Describe and categorize the environmental factors relating to field crop growth
  • Create a model to set up and carry out a variety trial
  • Categorize the marketing systems used in the field crop industry

 

STATEMENT OF STUDENT AUDIENCE & FACILITIES

Students enrolled in this class may be in one or more of the following groups: (1) Students in degree or certificate programs (2) Students seeking additional career advancement and (3) Students seeking a Pest Control Advisor License and /or (4) Students who have personal interest in Field Crops or Agronomics.

 

Grading

The level of success demonstrated during the following point earning activities will determine student grades for this class.

Tests, Quizzes, Homework, 

Labs, and Lab Write-Ups           90%

Participation                            10%

MAKE UP QUIZZES/EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN FOR PRIOR EXCUSED ABSENCES ONLY.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Class and Lab Resources:      

Weed Collection Instructions  **If your turned in a collection from the PLSC 280 course, you

Weed Collection List                 can use the weeds that are listed for this course from that project.**

Alfalfa

Corn

Cotton

Rice

Oats

Sudan

Tillage

Sprayers

Weeds

Seeds

Weeds and Herbicides

MJC General Scholarship

CAPCA Conference Application

 

 

 

Students need to log onto the zoom meetings with your video and sound on for all lectures and labs as need be.  Let your class mates know what is going on if you could.

Thanks,

Mr. Morales 

Lab Final:  December 3, 2020
 
Final Exam:  December 10, 2020
                           10:00 – 12:50

Office Hours:    M     10:10 - 12:10
                      W     7:00 - 8:00 &
                              11:15 - 12:15
                      TH    1:30 - 2:30

(Office hours will be held in the ACE Building
 on West campus)

Office phone number: 575-6209

email address: moralesmi@mjc.edu

Required text: Principles of Crop Production
                     ISBN 0131145568  

Use voice mail message at 575-6209 if you miss class, to qualify for make-up.  (Mandatory)   Some office hours may not be available due to conflicts of scheduled field trips or seminars

 

Course Syllabus       Course Syllabus part 2

Class Survey 

  

 

 

  • Evaluate the economic impact of exports and imports 
  • Develop a plan to establish a seedbed
  •  Select a plant nutrition program for field crops 
  • Solve cultivation, irrigation, and pest control problems 
  • Analyze post-harvest handling problems  
  • 65-Acre Beckwith MJC School Farm Laboratory
  • West Campus MJC School Farm Laboratory
  • MJC Library and Computer Lab
  • Modesto City Library
  • MJC Agriculture Computer Lab
  • Tutorial Center
  • Career Development Center

 

 

Grade scale - % of total points earned:

     A         90 – 100

     B         80 – 89

     C         70 – 79

     D         60 – 69

     F          59 and below

Student Learning Outcome

After the student is given instruction on plant nutrition they will be able to select or design a plant nutrition program for several different filed crops.

Classroom disturbances.  Cell phones are to be turned off while in the classroom or laboratory.  If you are seen using a cell phone, you will be asked to leave the lecture or lab.  In addition no other electronic devices will be allowed in the class. 

Lab Notebook Instructions

Lab Contract

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