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Top CROP 101 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE, CROP, SOIL, AND INSECT SCIENCE (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students with interests in horticulture, crop, soil, and insect sciences to educational and professional opportunities in these disciplines. Speakers will discuss opportunities in research and academia as well as in the applied professional job market. Open to all students. CROSSLISTED as ENT 101, HORT 101, SOIL 101.

Top CROP 199 SPECIAL STUDIES: ISSUES IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (1-16) 
Invited speakers present seminars on specific aspects of agriculture relating to sustainability. Topics vary from term to term and year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 200 CROP ECOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the concepts and principles of crop ecology and morphology and a foundation for other crop science courses. Examines the dynamics and function of crop communities, and the biotic and environmental interactions that influence productivity. Fundamentals of the developmental morphology of crop seeds, seedlings, and plants. Morphological features of seeds and plants in relation to the identification of crop families and species of economic importance.

Top CROP 280 INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPLEXITY OF OREGON CROPPING SYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to field cropping systems of western Oregon. Provides students with a broad overview of the complexity of cropping systems and the knowledge required to grow and produce a crop--plant physiology, seed biology, plant pathology, soil fertility, entomology, and weed science. Students will observe a crop under different management strategies to enhance understanding of management approaches.

Top CROP 300 CROP PRODUCTION IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST AGROECOSYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Relation of crop production to human culture and the natural environment. Origins of agriculture and the processes of agricultural change, and productivity and sustainability of specific crop production systems in the Pacific Northwest. History, geography, resource requirements, and key challenges faced are presented. Fundamental crop production practices in relation to productivity and sustainability. Lec/lab/rec. CROSSLISTED as HORT 300. PREREQS: One year of general biology or equivalent.

Top CROP 310 FORAGE PRODUCTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Importance of, and current production practices for, forage crops. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (CSS 300 or CROP 300 or HORT 300) and (CSS 305 or CSS 205 or SOIL 205) or equivalent

Top CROP 319 PRINCIPLES OF FIELD CROP PRODUCTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides students with an understanding of the basic principles of field crop production--tillage, soil testing, fertilization, variety selection, planting, and in-season crop management. Management practices for wheat, corn and soybean as PREREQS: CROP 280 or equivalent and SOIL 205

Top CROP 325 AG AND ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICAMENTS: A CASE STUDY APPROACH (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Evaluation of controversial agricultural and environmental problems. Production of clear oral and written documents describing and analyzing problems and specific courses of action utilizing team-building skills. (Writing Intensive Course) CROSSLISTED as SOIL 325. PREREQS: (CSS 305 [D-] or CSS 205 [D-] or SOIL 205 [D-] )

Top CROP 330 WORLD FOOD CROPS (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Origin, production, utilization, and improvement of the world's major food crops. The role of crop production in global economic and social development; food security and worldwide nutritional requirements. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: CSS 200 or CROP 200 recommended.

Top CROP 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Independent, original study and preparation of a senior thesis. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top CROP 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 405H READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top CROP 407 SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Senior seminar intended to instruct students on proper techniques for presentation of scientific material. Each student is expected to prepare and present a scientific seminar and to submit written documentation supporting that seminar.

Top CROP 410 INTERNSHIP (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
Professional work experience previously approved and supervised by the department, written report required. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top CROP 414 PRECISION AGRICULTURE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides insight into the technology available to support precision agriculture and data management planning applications. Examines the concepts and applications of precision agriculture to teach practical use of hardware, equipment and software. An overview of current technology including autonomous vehicles, GPS, soil and crop proximal sensors, imagery and mapping, variable rate control systems, and yield monitors. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as HORT 414. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top CROP 433 SYSTEMATICS AND ADAPTATION OF VEGETABLE CROPS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Covers the botanical and taxonomic relationships, breeding systems and adaptation of vegetable crops. Fresh material is used to illustrate varietal differences and traits of importance. Lec/lab. Offered even years. CROSSLISTED as HORT 433/HORT 533. PREREQS: (BI 102 [D-] or BI 213 [D-] or BI 311 [D-] or HORT 430 [D-] or CSS 430 [D-] or PBG 430 [D-] or HORT 450 [D-] or CSS 450 [D-] or PBG 450 [D-] )

Top CROP 440 WEED MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles of weed control by cultural, biological, and chemical means; weed identification; introduction to herbicides and factors influencing their use. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: One year biological science and one course in organic chemistry.

Top CROP 460 SEED PRODUCTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to principles and practices of seed-based genetic delivery systems. Fundamentals of seed crop biology, cultivar maintenance and production methods are stressed. Concepts are illustrated using Pacific Northwest seed crops. PREREQS: CROP 200 or CSS 200 or equivalent.

Top CROP 463 SEED BIOLOGY (3) 
Information about reproductive development of plants such as pollination and fertilization, which is important for the initiation of seed formation, will be provided. Embryo and endosperm development as well as accumulation of seed storage materials, which are major events during seed development, will be covered, as well as the dormancy and germination mechanisms in mature seeds. Lectures and discussions (presentations required for graduate students). Offered even years. CROSSLISTED as HORT 463/HORT 563. Lec/lab.

Top CROP 480 CASE STUDIES IN CROPPING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Decision cases involving the production of field and horticultural crops; individual and group activities; discussion of the decision-making process. Multiple field trips required. A field trip fee will be charged. CROSSLISTED as HORT 480/HORT 580. PREREQS: CROP 300 or HORT 300 and senior standing in agriculture.

Top CROP 499 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROP SCIENCE AND SOIL SCIENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Technical knowledge and skills development courses offered in a wide array of course formats. Topics vary from term to term and year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 499H SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROP SCIENCE AND SOIL SCIENCE (1-16) 
Technical knowledge and skills development courses offered in a wide array of course formats. Topics vary from term to term and year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top CROP 501 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: Master's-level graduate students.

Top CROP 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 506 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 507 SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top CROP 509 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
Developing skills and competence in teaching under staff supervision; organization and presentation of instructional material by assisting in laboratory, recitation, and lectures. CROSSLISTED as ENT 509, PBG 509, SOIL 509. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top CROP 520 SEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (3) 
Seed formation and factors affecting their development and maturation. Seed structure and chemical composition. Physiological and biochemical aspects of seed germination, dormancy, deterioration and storability. The concept of seed quality, its importance in agriculture, its attributes and impact on field performance. Methods of measuring seed quality of conventional and genetically modified seeds. Taught via Ecampus only. PREREQS: Biology, plant anatomy and/or physiology courses are recommended.

Top CROP 533 SYSTEMATICS AND ADAPTATION OF VEGETABLE CROPS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Covers the botanical and taxonomic relationships, breeding systems and adaptation of vegetable crops. Fresh material is used to illustrate varietal differences and traits of importance. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as HORT 433/HORT 533. PREREQS: BI 102 or BI 213 or BI 311 or HORT 430 or CSS 430 or PBG 430 or HORT 450 or CSS 450 or PBG 450

Top CROP 540 WEED MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles of weed control by cultural, biological, and chemical means; weed identification; introduction to herbicides and factors influencing their use. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: One year biological science and one course in organic chemistry.

Top CROP 560 SEED PRODUCTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to principles and practices of seed-based genetic delivery systems. Fundamentals of seed crop biology, cultivar maintenance and production methods are stressed. Concepts are illustrated using Pacific Northwest seed crops. PREREQS: CROP 200 or CSS 200 or equivalent.

Top CROP 563 SEED BIOLOGY (3) 
Information about reproductive development of plants such as pollination and fertilization, which is important for the initiation of seed formation, will be provided. Embryo and endosperm development as well as accumulation of seed storage materials, which are major events during seed development, will be covered, as well as the dormancy and germination mechanisms in mature seeds. Lectures and discussions (presentations required for graduate students). Offered even years. CROSSLISTED as HORT 463/HORT 563. Lec/lab.

Top CROP 580 CASE STUDIES IN CROPPING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Decision cases involving the production of field and horticultural crops; individual and group activities; discussion of the decision-making process. Multiple field trips required. A field trip fee will be charged. CROSSLISTED as HORT 480/HORT 580. PREREQS: CROP 300 or HORT 300 and senior standing in agriculture.

Top CROP 590 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN AGRICULTURE (4) 
Field layout, analysis, and interpretation of basic experimental designs used in agronomy and plant breeding and including field plot techniques such as optimum plot size and shape, factorial arrangement, replication, sub-sampling, randomization, and blocking. Recitation provides practical experience with SAS. Lec/rec. PREREQS: ST 351 or equivalent.

Top CROP 599 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROP SCIENCE AND SOIL SCIENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Technical knowledge and skills development courses offered in a wide variety of course formats. Topics vary from term to term and year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 601 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 603 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: PhD-level graduate students.

Top CROP 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 606 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 607 SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top CROP 608 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top CROP 609 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING (1-3) 
Developing skills and competence in teaching under staff supervision; organization and presentation of instructional material by assisting in laboratory, recitation, and lectures. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top CROP 660 HERBICIDE SCIENCE (4) 
Absorption, movement, and mechanism of action in plants; behavior of herbicides in soil. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BOT 331 and (CSS 440 or CSS 540 or CROP 440 or CROP 540)

Top CROP 670 PHYSIOLOGY OF CROP YIELD (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Concepts of crop growth and production in relation to environmental and physiological factors and their interactions; current literature. PREREQS: BOT 331 or equivalent.

Top CROP 699 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROP SCIENCE AND SOIL SCIENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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