Precision Agriculture Minor; Biological & Agricultural Engineering

(College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

The Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering offers a minor in Precision Agriculture, the latest farming concept that optimizes fertilizer, pesticide and water use, while minimizing environmental concerns.

This minor acquaints students with recent developments and their applications to agriculture, in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Variable Rate Technologies (VRT), crop & soil sensors, and remote sensing. The minor prepares students for challenging positions in site-specific crop management as we enter the “information age” in agriculture.

Minor Advisors. S.K. Upadhyaya, Bryan M. Jenkins, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
Precision Agriculture
Units: 18
Choose one:
4
ABT 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
LDA 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
Environmental Science & Management
5
ESM 186
Environmental Remote Sensing (Active)
5
Choose nine or more units:
9
ABT 181N
Concepts & Methods in Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
ABT 182
Environmental Analysis Using GIS (Active)
4
PLS 100A
Metabolic Processes of Cultivated Plants (Active)
3
PLS 100AL
Metabolic Processes of Cultivated Plants Laboratory (Active)
2
PLS 100B
Growth & Yield of Cultivated Plants (Active)
3
PLS 100BL
Growth & Yield of Cultivated Plants Laboratory (Active)
2
PLS 100C
Environmental Interactions of Cultivated Plants (Active)
3
PLS 100CL
Environmental Interactions of Cultivated Plants Laboratory (Active)
2
SSC 109
Sustainable Nutrient Management (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
PLS 120
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (Active)
4
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
Total: 18