Crop Science (CROP)

CROP 101. INTRODUCTION TO CROP, SOIL, AND INSECT SCIENCE. (1 Credit)

Introduces students with interests in 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, SOIL 101.

Equivalent to: ENT 101, SOIL 101

CROP 199. SPECIAL STUDIES: ISSUES IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. (1-16 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 199

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 200. CROP ECOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY. (3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 200

CROP 280. INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPLEXITY OF OREGON CROPPING SYSTEMS. (4 Credits)

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.

CROP 300. CROP PRODUCTION IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST AGROECOSYSTEMS. (4 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: HORT 300

CROP 310. FORAGE PRODUCTION. (4 Credits)

Importance of, and current production practices for, forage crops. Lec/lab.

Equivalent to: CSS 310

CROP 319. PRINCIPLES OF FIELD CROP PRODUCTION. (3 Credits)

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 .

CROP 330. *WORLD FOOD CROPS. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CSGI – Core, Synth, Global Issues

Equivalent to: CSS 330

CROP 340. *PENS AND PLOWS: WRITINGS OF WORKING THE LAND. (3 Credits)

A survey of literature from ancient Greece to the twentieth century focusing on the significance of agricultural life and/or the natural world. Students read and discuss writings considered critical in the development of Western culture and receive input on the literary significance and the accuracy of agriculture presented within the readings. (Bacc Core Course) Taught via Ecampus only.

Attributes: CPWC – Core, Pers, West Culture

Equivalent to: CSS 340

CROP 401. RESEARCH. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 401

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 403. THESIS. (1-16 Credits)

Independent, original study and preparation of a senior thesis.

Equivalent to: CSS 403

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 405. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CROP 405H, CSS 405

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 405H. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: CROP 405, CSS 405H

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 407. SEMINAR. (1 Credit)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 407

CROP 410. INTERNSHIP. (1-6 Credits)

Professional work experience previously approved and supervised by the department, written report required.

Equivalent to: CSS 410

This course is repeatable for 12 credits.

CROP 414. PRECISION AGRICULTURE. (4 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: HORT 414

CROP 418. TOXIC PLANTS IN PNW PASTURES. (1 Credit)

Identifying and understanding ecology and biology of harmful weeds and poisonous plants found in Pacific Northwest pastures and rangelands and determining best management and control options. Taught via Ecampus only.

Equivalent to: CSS 418

CROP 420. SEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. (3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 420

CROP 433. SYSTEMATICS AND ADAPTATION OF VEGETABLE CROPS. (4 Credits)

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.

Prerequisites: BI 102 with D- or better or BI 213 with D- or better or BI 311 with D- or better or HORT 430 with D- or better or CSS 430 with D- or better or PBG 430 with D- or better or HORT 450 with D- or better or CSS 450 with D- or better or PBG 450 with D- or better

Equivalent to: CSS 433, HORT 433

CROP 440. WEED MANAGEMENT. (4 Credits)

Principles of weed control by cultural, biological, and chemical means; weed identification; introduction to herbicides and factors influencing their use. Lec/lab/rec.

Equivalent to: CSS 440

CROP 460. SEED PRODUCTION. (3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 460

CROP 463. SEED BIOLOGY. (3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: HORT 463

CROP 480. CASE STUDIES IN CROPPING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT. (4 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: HORT 480

CROP 499. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROP SCIENCE AND SOIL SCIENCE. (1-16 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CROP 499H

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 499H. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROP SCIENCE AND SOIL SCIENCE. (1-16 Credits)

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.

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: CROP 499

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 501. RESEARCH. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 501

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 503. THESIS. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 503

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

CROP 505. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 505

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 506. PROJECTS. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 506

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 507. SEMINAR. (1 Credit)

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: CSS 507

This course is repeatable for 99 credits.

CROP 509. PRACTICUM IN TEACHING. (1-3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: ENT 509, PBG 509, SOIL 509

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

CROP 514. PRECISION AGRICULTURE. (4 Credits)

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.

CROP 520. SEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. (3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 520

CROP 530. ORGANIC SOIL AND CROP MANAGEMENT. (3 Credits)

Overview of organic soil and crop management, organic soil system management, soil microbiology under organic systems, cropping systems, organic cereal production systems, organic forage production system, organic horticultural systems management, organic field and horticulture cropping systems; recent research and case studies. CROSSLISTED AS SOIL 530.

Equivalent to: SOIL 530

CROP 533. SYSTEMATICS AND ADAPTATION OF VEGETABLE CROPS. (4 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 533, HORT 533

CROP 540. WEED MANAGEMENT. (4 Credits)

Principles of weed control by cultural, biological, and chemical means; weed identification; introduction to herbicides and factors influencing their use. Lec/lab/rec.

Equivalent to: CSS 540

CROP 560. SEED PRODUCTION. (3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 560

CROP 563. SEED BIOLOGY. (3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: HORT 563

CROP 580. CASE STUDIES IN CROPPING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT. (4 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: HORT 580

CROP 590. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN AGRICULTURE. (4 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 590

CROP 599. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROP SCIENCE AND SOIL SCIENCE. (0-16 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: CSS 599

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 601. RESEARCH. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 601

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 603. THESIS. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 603

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

CROP 605. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 605

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 606. PROJECTS. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 606

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 607. SEMINAR. (1 Credit)

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: CSS 607

This course is repeatable for 99 credits.

CROP 608. WORKSHOP. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 608

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CROP 609. PRACTICUM IN TEACHING. (1-3 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: ENT 609, PBG 609, SOIL 609

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

CROP 660. HERBICIDE SCIENCE. (4 Credits)

Absorption, movement, and mechanism of action in plants; behavior of herbicides in soil. Offered alternate years.

CROP 670. PHYSIOLOGY OF CROP YIELD. (3 Credits)

Concepts of crop growth and production in relation to environmental and physiological factors and their interactions; current literature.

Equivalent to: CSS 670

CROP 699. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROP SCIENCE AND SOIL SCIENCE. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CSS 699

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.