AGR1261 AGRICULTURE CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZER
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students of any major, but is an elective for AAS.
AGR1261 - Agriculture Chemicals and Fertilizer (3 hrs.)
A course in the usage of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers in agriculture. Students will be introduced to the characteristics of pesticides, herbicides, and their usage along with the calibration of equipment. The next part of the course will examine fertilizer types, usage, handling, and calibration of equipment.
The purpose of this course is to give the agricultural student a good grasp of economic impact that chemicals and fertilizers have on production of cereal crops.
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify the proper handling of chemical and fertilizer.
- Demonstrate application techniques and rate calculations.
- Identify the different chemicals used for fertilizers and pest control.
- Demonstrate economical value of chemical and fertilizer utilization.
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: Handling of Chemicals
Outcomes: Students will identify the proper handling of chemicals and fertilizers.
- Employ and demonstrate knowledge of handling herbicides.
- Demonstrate and employ knowledge of handling pesticides.
- Demonstrate knowledge of handling fertilizer.
- Identify and Explain proper safety techniques in handling products.
UNIT 2: Application Techniques
Outcomes: Students will demonstrate application techniques and rate calculations.
- Provide a list of which product to use in each situation.
- Demonstrate what application techniques are necessary for herbicides.
- Describe what application techniques are necessary for pesticides.
- List and employ what application techniques are necessary for fertilizer.
- Perform calculation for application of chemicals.
UNIT 3: Chemistry of Fertilizers, Herbicides, and Pesticides
Outcomes: Students will identify the different chemicals used for fertilizers and pest control.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of chemistry.
- Identify fertilizer types and usage.
- List chemical types and usage for pest and weed control.
UNIT 4: Application Rate and Costs
Outcomes: Students will demonstrate economical value of chemical and fertilizer utilization.
- Calculate application rate and pricing for fertilizer.
- Determine application rate and pricing for herbicide.
- Demonstrate application rate and pricing for pesticides.
Varies, refer to syllabus.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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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.