Precision Agriculture Minor; Biological & Agricultural Engineering

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

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

Minor Requirements:

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 and 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, D.K. Giles

Precision Agriculture
Units: 18
ABT 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
or
LDA 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
ESM 186
Environmental Remote Sensing (Active)
5
and
ESM 186L
Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory (Discontinued)
2
Choose nine or more units:
9
ABT 181N
Concepts and 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 and Yield of Cultivated Plants (Active)
3
PLS 100BL
Growth and 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
PLS 110A
Principles of Agronomic Crop Production in Temperate and Tropical Systems (Discontinued)
3
PLS 110B
Management of Agronomic Crops in Temperate and Tropical Systems (Discontinued)
3
PLS 110BL (Nonexistent)
 
PLS 110C
Crop Management Systems for Vegetable Production (Discontinued)
4
PLS 120
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (Active)
4
or
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
ERS 186
Environmental Remote Sensing (Discontinued)
3
SSC 109
Sustainable Nutrient Management (Active)
4
Total: 18