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2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AGR1238 CROPS JUDGING II COURSE PROCEDURE


AGR 1238 CROPS JUDGING II

1 Credit Hour

 

Student Level:

This course is open to all students.

Catalog Description:

AGR 1238 - Crop Judging II (1 hr.)

This class is designed to coordinate with other Agronomy based courses and Crop Judging I to enhance the knowledge of students that wanting to compete in agronomy-based activities. The student will heighten their understanding of evaluation, classification, grading, terms, calculations and their usage in all segments of the agronomy industry and strengthen their skills for competition.

Course Classification:

Lab

Prerequisites:

AGR1237 Crop Judging I or permission of instructor.

Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of this this course is to be a standalone lab class for a more advanced agronomy study and competition. The student will be introduced to classifications, quality, grading of seeds, evaluation and various calculation use in the industry and judging competitions.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Prepare agronomic quiz competition.
  2. Perform mathematical calculations used in the industry and competitions.
  3. Prepare for lab practical used in the competitions and industry.
  4. Perform identification on crop, weeds and seeds.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: AGRONOMIC QUIZ

Outcomes: The student should be introduced to all aspects of this portion on competition.

  • Analyze and become familiar with crop production statistics from across the world.
  • Identify and explain the major grain and forage crops and their distribution in the world.
  • Demonstrate a command of various crop classification terms.
  • Identify a plants morphology and anatomy.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of crop physiology.
  • Explain plant genetics.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of various planting systems.
  • Explain various pest control systems.

UNIT 2: MATHMATIC PRATICAL

Outcomes: Perform evaluation and calculations on a variety of mathematics used in the industry and this type of competition.

  • Analyze and determine planting rates and seed density.
  • Utilize given information to preform various calculation.
  • Compare the relationship between the environmental conditions and desired results to calculate various scenarios.
  • Demonstrate ability to make decisions and perform correct calculations.

UNIT 3: LABATORY PRACTICAL

Outcomes: Perform evaluation, classification, grading and determine health and well-being of plants and seeds.

  • Analyze and become familiar with various crop diseases and what symptoms the disease exhibits.
  • Utilize FGIS grain standards tables.
  • Determine commercial grades and the determining factors for market grains.
  • Identify and define specific plant and seed structures, crop growth stages and the characteristics on fresh or pressed plant samples.
  • Recognize and explain common nutrients, their use, deficiency symptoms, carriers used, toxicity and pH in both monocot and dicot plants.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of soil, soil texture, and other properties of soil.
  • List and explain equipment and attachments used in irrigation, fertilization, pest control, field preparation and planting.
  • List and explain storage, use and preparation of grains and other crop products.

UNIT 4: IDENTIFICATION

Outcomes: Perform evaluation, classification, grading and interdependence of all segments of the crop industry.

  • Identify and describe various plants, plant parts, and functions.
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate grains, forage crops and seeds and then explain harvesting, storage and processing to meet consumer needs.
  • Identify and explain the various insects that have influence in crop production.
  • Explain and identify the various equipment used in crop production.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify various crop diseases.

Projects Required:

Varies, refer to syllabus.

Textbook:

This information will be provided by the Instructor of the course.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.

DISCLAIMER: THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR THE OFFICIAL COURSE PROCEDURE CONTACT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.

Rev. 06/20/2022