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Unformatted text preview: 1 AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (ALS 3133) 3 Credits- Spring 2009 INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Zhenli L. He, Associate Professor University of Florida, IFAS, Indian River Research and Education Center, 2199 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL34945 Tel 772-468-3922 ext109 Fax 772-468-5668 E-mail: [email protected] COURSE OBJECTIVES: To acquaint the students from agricultural as well as other disciplines with agricultural practices and their effect on environmental quality, and to show how agricultural scientists are attempting to minimize agricultural pollution and sustain food production adequate for the world's population. This course should be of significant value to those students who will be involved in the management of agricultural production and processing industries as well as to those with a special interest in agricultural pollution control and plan further study in this area. DELIVERY METHOD: WebCT (Vista) and Chat Room Discussion Plus lecture videos by Dr. Donald Graetz and Dr. Roger Nordstedt TAUGHT FREQUENCY : Spring term TARGET STUDENTS: Students who will be involved in the management of agricultural production and processing industries as well as to those with a special interest in agricultural pollution control and plan further study in this area. CLASS ATTENDANCE: Not required GRADING: Homework: 40% Quiz: 35% Chat session attendance 5% Final Examination 20% Total 100% There will be no make-up homework and exams. Late submission of assignments will result in reduced credit 2 (10%). There will be 5% bonus for good attendance of chat room sessions. A 90 – 100% B+ 85 – 89% B 80 – 84% C+ 75 – 79% C 70 – 74% D+ 65 – 69% D 60 – 64% E < 60% REFERENCES: Reference books, journal articles, and related information are provided by instructor...
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- Spring '09
- Waste, nutrient management plan, land application, agricultural pollution control