An open discussion course designed to review and critically analyze contemporary issues in crop production and management.
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Class Schedule and Location:
The class will meet on six evenings from 6 – 9 pm, in room 202, Crop Sci. The dates will be selected according to student availability.
Specific Learning Outcomes
- Effectively explain recent advances in the understanding of pesticide resistance
- Critically assess the scientific basis underlying current resistance prevention and management tactics
- Clearly and succinctly present to the class different aspects of a pesticide resistance case.
Discussions and presentations
Course Assignments and Tests:
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Marking rubrics will be available on CourseLink.
There is no final examination scheduled for this course.
- Brady, N. and Weil, R. 1999. Nature and Property of Soils. 12th Edition. Prentice Hall, N.J. USA.
- Food Sustainability Index http://foodsustainability.eiu.com/
- Landis, D.A. 2017. Designing agricultural landscapes for biodiversity-based ecosystem services. Basic and Applied Ecology. 18:1 -12
- Steffen, Will* Katherine Richardson, Johan Rockström, Sarah E. Cornell, Ingo Fetzer, Elena M. Bennett, Reinette Biggs, Stephen R. Carpenter, Wim de Vries, Cynthia A. de Wit, Carl Folke, Dieter Gerten, Jens Heinke, Georgina M. Mace, Linn M. Persson, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Belinda Reyers, Sverker Sörlin. 2015. Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet. Science 347, 1259855. DOI: 10.1126/science.1259855
Refereed papers will be assigned as readings in the class preceding the next class.
Outlines are due Friday February 1st at 5pm and will be submitted in DropBox on CourseLink. Presentations will be made on Fridays not before Friday February 8th. Late outlines will be accepted, with a reduction in mark of 20% for each business day it is late. Students are expected to participate actively in the discussions.
Course Policy on Group Work:
All assignments are to be individual work, conforming with the university policies of academic integrity.
Course Policy regarding use of electronic devices and recording of lectures:
Electronic recording of classes is expressly forbidden without consent of the instructor. When recordings are permitted they are solely for the use of the authorized student and may not be reproduced, or transmitted to others, without the express written consent of the instructor.
Other Course Information:
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- For Graduate Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/graduate/2018-2019/genreg/sec_d0e2182.shtml
- For Undergraduate Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c08/c08-ac.shtml
- For Diploma Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/diploma/current/c08/c08-ac.shtml
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