ENVS 436 - Agro-ecology

Description
Agro-ecology is the application of ecological principles to the production of food and fiber. The underlying goals are to assess and promote the long-term sustainability of agricultural production systems. Through this course we will study how agro-ecosystems vary across time and space and will examine the trade-offs associated with different cropping systems and management practices. We will begin with a brief history of major trends in agriculture, then examine the ecological interactions involved in crop production, observe how these interactions shape agricultural practices and conclude with a discussion of domestic and international government policies that influence agricultural sustainability. Class Notes: **Course Requisites: ECOL 302.
Credits
3
Attributes
Cross Listed
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2019, Spring 2018
Offered
TuTh
Avg. Class Size
50
Avg. Sections
1