Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AGSY 450 - Advanced Cropping Systems II

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Students will examine new and emerging concepts in agronomic crop production at the local, national, and international scale. Contemporary topics in agriculture will be examined with a focus on application of ecological concepts and technology applications for monitoring, managing and improving outcomes. Formerly: SAS 450.
Course Outcomes:
  • Summarize factors that drive or constrain change in cropping systems.
  • Explain and critique new and emerging approaches to crop management in the context of sustainability.
  • Analyze the opportunities and challenges that emerge when working with technology to improve agricultural outcomes.
  • Operate and assess agricultural technologies and platforms to address agricultural challenges.
  • Design dynamic and effective strategies for using technologies and platforms to improve agricultural outcomes.
Course Topics:
  1. New and emerging cropping systems
  2. Agroecology
  3. Decision support systems
  4. Modeling systems
  5. Robotics
  6. Sensors
  7. Quality data and data control
  8. Optimizing inputs