2019-2020 Course Catalog 
  
    Aug 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog
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GSN 571E - Introduction to Organic Agriculture


Credit(s): 2.00

This course provides an introduction to the science and practice of organic agriculture. Students gain insight into the cultivation of various plant species through scientific literature, lectures, assignments and case-based projects. Fundamental concepts of biology and soil chemistry are presented as the basis for environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. Plant biology, physiology and ecology serve as the context for practical concepts, such as crop rotation, cover crops, integrative pest management and seasonality. Course topics are discussed within the framework of current agro-economic and political systems and their environmental implications. Note: Additional fee required



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