Precision Agriculture, Minor College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
The Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering offers the 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.
All core courses (ABT 150/LDA 150 and ESM 186) must be taken for a letter grade. Up to one elective course may be taken P/NP.
Bryan M. Jenkins, Ph.D. (Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department)
Minor Staff Advising
The Biological & Agricultural Engineering staff advisor is available to help students create academic plans for this minor and submit minor declarations. For more information, see Undergraduate Advising.
|ABT/LDA 150||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||4|
|Environmental Science & Management|
|ESM 186||Environmental Remote Sensing||5|
|Choose 9 or more units:||9|
|Concepts & Methods in Geographic Information Systems|
|Environmental Analysis Using GIS|
|Metabolic Processes of Cultivated Plants|
|Metabolic Processes of Cultivated Plants Laboratory|
|Growth & Yield of Cultivated Plants|
|Growth & Yield of Cultivated Plants Laboratory|
|Environmental Interactions of Cultivated Plants|
|Environmental Interactions of Cultivated Plants Laboratory|
|Sustainable Nutrient Management|
|Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences|
or STA 100
|Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences|