Feb 24, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog



3 Credit Hours


Student Level:

This course is open to all students.

Catalog Description:

AGR1265 - Weed Science (3 hrs.)

An introduction to different techniques used to control weed growth and destruction in farming operations.

Course Classification:




Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of this course is to give the agricultural students a good grasp of the economic impact that weeds have on cereal crop production.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify different weed families. 
  2. Recognize and define each weed species.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of weeds based off the variety of grain production.
  4. Describe weed treatment methods.

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: Introduction

Outcomes: Student will identify different weed families. 

  • Show a knowledge of what family a weed categorizes as.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of what weeds are harmful to animal production.
  • Perform weed identification.

UNIT 2: Identification

Outcomes: Student will recognize and define each weed species.

  • Distinguish forage type.
  • Identify necessary treatment and handling of different weed species.
  • Explain the different type of reproduction relates to each weed.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of identifying weeds by biennial and perennial.

UNIT 3: Effects on Production

Outcomes: Demonstrate basic knowledge of weeds based off the variety grain production.

  • Identify the difference between common and noxious weeds.
  • Define losses caused by weed growth.
  • Define weeds harboring pests and diseases.
  • Demonstrate the effects of weeds and land value.

UNIT 4: Controlling Weeds

Outcomes: Students will grasp basic knowledge of weed treatment methods.

  • Determine natural agencies.
  • Define man-made agencies.
  • Illustrate knowledge of biological control measures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of chemical control measures.
  • Show knowledge of flaming control measures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultivation control measures.

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.