Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

  • CSES 5000 SOILS & ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CSES 2040.
    Role of soils in bio-geochemical cycling of major elements and compounds of environmental concern; interactions of pollutants with soils and aquatic and atmospheric environments; methods to minimize or correct pollution; risk assessment.
  • CSES 5020/5023 NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CSES 2040.
    Lectures and problems illustrate principles of nutrient management as related to soil or growth media, plant, fertilizer practices, management systems and environment. Required for all students majoring in Agronomy and Soils. Spring.
  • CSES 5060/5063 SOIL MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200.
    Ecology, physiology, and biochemistry of soil microorganisms with emphasis on soil microbial processes that are important to environmental quality and soil productivity. Spring.
  • CSES 5061 SOIL MICROBIOLOGY (1) LAB. 2. Pr. P/C CSES 5060 or P/C CSES 5063.
    Laboratory exercises illustrating ecology, physiology, and biochemistry of soil microorganisms. Credit will not be given for both CSES 5061 and CSES 6061. Spring.
  • CSES 5080/5083 SOIL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. CSES 2040.
    Soils as a natural resource for land-use planning; their use and management for sustainable crop production, urban and industrial development and ecosystem protection. CSES 5080 Summer. CSES 5083 Fall.
  • CSES 5150 SOIL MORPHOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. CSES 2040.
    Physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of soils are studied in relation to their distribution and classification for environmental, engineering and agricultural use and interpretations. Spring.
  • CSES 5300/5303 SOIL CHEMISTRY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. (CSES 2040 or CSES 2043) or (AGRN 2040 or AGRN 2043). An introduction to the basic soil chemical properties of mineral composition, weathering, absorption, cation exchange, acidity, alkalinity, salinity and soil reactions with fertilizers, pesticides and heavy metals. Spring.
  • CSES 5590 ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL PHYSICS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2.
    This course is designed to make the students understand basic soil physical properties and processes occurring in soils. All concepts are based on sound physical and mathematical principles. May count either CSES 5590 or CSES 6590.
  • CSES 6000 SOILS & ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CSES 2040.
    Role of soils in bio-geochemical cycling of major elements and compounds of environmental concern; interactions of pollutants with soils and aquatic and atmospheric environments; methods to minimize or correct pollution; risk assessment.
  • CSES 6020/6026 NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CSES 2040.
    Lectures and problems illustrate principles of nutrient management as related to soil or growth media, plant, fertilizer practices, management systems and environment. Required for all students majoring in Agronomy and Soils. Spring.
  • CSES 6060/6066 SOIL MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200.
    Ecology, physiology, and biochemistry of soil microorganisms with emphasis on soil microbial processes that are important to environmental quality and soil productivity. Spring.
  • CSES 6061 SOIL MICROBIOLOGY (1) LAB. 2. Pr. P/C CSES 6060 or P/C CSES 6066.
    Laboratory exercises illustrating ecology, physiology, and biochemistry of soil microorganisms. Credit will not be given for both CSES 5061 and CSES 6061. Spring.
  • CSES 6080/6086 SOIL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. CSES 2040.
    Soils as a natural resource for land-use planning; their use and management for sustainable crop production, urban and industrial development and ecosystem protection. CSES 6080 Summer. CSES 6086 Fall.
  • CSES 6150 SOIL MORPHOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. CSES 2040.
    Physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of soils are studied in relation to their distribution and classification for environmental, engineering and agricultural use and interpretations. Spring.
  • CSES 6300/6306 SOIL CHEMISTRY (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 4. Pr. CSES 2040.
    An introduction to the basic soil chemical properties of mineral composition, weathering, absorption, cation exchange, acidity, alkalinity, salinity and soil reactions with fertilizers, pesticides and heavy metals. Spring.
  • CSES 6590 ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL PHYSICS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2.
    This course is designed to make the students understand basic soil physical properties and processes occurring in soils. All concepts are based on sound physical and mathematical principles. May count either CSES 5590 or CSES 6590.
  • CSES 7016 ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval.
    Science of the environment and the role of soil science in the environmental arena. Important chemical, biological, and physical processes that influence compounds.
  • CSES 7076 SOIL EROSION AND CONSERVATION (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 1.
    Mechanisms of soil erosion and sediment production; infiltration, runoff, and sediment transport in agricultural, forestry, and urban environments. Frosion and sediment control principles and practice. May count either CSES 6086 or CSES 7076.
  • CSES 7140/7146 CHEMISTRY AND USE OF HERBICIDES IN CROP PRODUCTION (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. CHEM 1040. Principles and use of herbicides in agronomic crops. Methods of herbicide application, including time, incorporation and formulation, the fate of herbicides in soil and the ecological impact on succeeding plant species. Fall.
  • CSES 7180 CROP ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (BIOL 6130 or CSES 7250) and CSES 2040.
    Analysis of structure and function of crop and pasture farming systems with emphasis on production processes and resource management.
  • CSES 7250/7256 CROP PHYSIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3100. Integrates principles of plant physiology, biochemistry, ecology, and genetics as they relate to plant growth and development and crop yield. The effect of management practices and abiotic stress on plant growth and development will be discussed.
  • CSES 7276 SOIL MICROBIOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 1020 and (CSES 2040 or CSES 2043).
    Soil as a medium for microbial growth, the relation of microbes to important mineral transformations in soil, the importance of biological equilibrium and significance of microbes.
  • CSES 7286 APPLIED GEOSTATISTICS (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval.
    Application of regionalized variable theory to surface and subsurface landlords using semivariograms and kriging.
  • CSES 7316 ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL CHEMISTRY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1011) and (CSES 2040 or CSES 2043).
    Study of soil chemical processes (sorption, desorption, ion exchange, precipitation, dissolution, and redox reactions) of nutrients and inorganic and organic contaminants in soils and organic matter.
  • CSES 7326 WETLANDS SOILS (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval.
    Application of regionalized variable theory to surface and landforms using semivariograms and kriging.
  • CSES 7540/7546 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT NUTRITION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CSES 6020 or CSES 6026 or (AGRN 6020 or AGRN 6026). Processes of nutrient flux to plant roots growing in soil. Chemistry and properties of soil in relation to the nutrition and growth of plants. Summer.
  • CSES 7586 SOIL PHYSICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. PHYS 1500 and (CSES 2040 or CSES 2043).
  • CSES 7600/7606 AGROCLIMATOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. The relationships between climatological processes and agriculture, including precipitation, evapotranspiration, meteorological hazards, irrigation and drainage, crop development, climate data acquisition and analysis, crop-weather models, and impacts of global climate change. May count either CSES 7600 pr CSES 7606.
  • CSES 8570 PHYSICAL SOIL CHEMISTRY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CSES 6300 and CHEM 6070.
    Interpretation of soil properties and chemical reactions in terms of ion exchange, solubility diagrams, solutions equilibria, electrochemistry and electrokinetics of charged particles. Fall.
  • CSES 8580 FATE AND TRANSPORT OF CHEMICALS IN SOILS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. MATH 1720 and (PHYS 1600 or PHYS 1607) and CSES 7590. Transport phenomena in soils. Physical principles and analysis of the storage and movement of water, solutes, heat, and gases in soils. Spring.