Aug 13, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to all students.

Catalog Description:

AGR1259 - Crop Inspection and Management Techniques (3 hrs.)

A course designed to introduce students to crop advisement. The student will be instructed on proper technique used in examination of a field, how to give advice on proper management techniques and advise on needed inputs to maximize production.

Course Classification:




Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of course is give the agricultural student the understanding of consulting techniques used within the grain and cotton production industry.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Upon completion of the course, the student will:
  2. Interpret and relate the need of fertilizer.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to calculate rate calculations for application needs.
  4. Identify and relate the need of pesticides.
  5. Analyze and relate the need of herbicides.
  6. Demonstrate proper communication skills with farmers.

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: Soil Data

Outcomes: Students will Interpret and relate the need of fertilizer.

  • Demonstrate the ability to read a soil test
  • Calculate fertilization rates
  • Ability to explain fertilization needs to farmer

UNIT 2: Application Rates

Outcomes: Students will demonstrate the ability to calculate application rates.

  • Calculate rate for fertilizer.
  • Determine the rate for herbicide.
  • Calculate rate for pesticide.

UNIT 3: Pesticides

Outcomes: Students will identify and relate the need of pesticides.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of insect infestations and population.
  • Identify and Explain need of pesticide.
  • Demonstrate ability to determine which pesticides to use.

UNIT 4: Herbicides

Outcomes: Students will analyze and relate need of herbicides.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of weed infestations.
  • Identify and explain herbicides.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of herbicide usage.

UNIT 5: Communication

Outcomes: Demonstrate proper communication skills with farmers.

  • Explain the need of Oral Communication Skills
  • Demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Apply the ability to utilize electronic communications

Projects Required:

Varies, refer to syllabus.


Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

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.