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BTNY 304. Introductory Weed Science BTNY 304 Course Syllabus INTRODUCTORY WEED SCIENCE Dr. Tom Jordan Department of Botany & Plant pathology Room: Lilly 1-347 Tel: 496-2078 tjordan@purdue.edu Office hours by arrangement, drop-ins welcome when time allows COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. Be able to recognize key weeds of the Midwest. 2. Become familiar with the biology and ecology of weeds. 3. Understand key concepts about a plant that makes it a weed. 4. Understand the principles of herbicide classification, application, formulation and modes of action. 5. Develop an understanding of effective integrated weed management strategies for different cropping systems. LECTURE TOPICS Part I. Weed Systems - Their Biology & Ecology 1. Introduction 2. Characteristics of Weeds 3. Plant Systems – Structure and Organs 4. Plant Life Cycles 5. Plant Development and Translocation 6. Plant Persistence and Dormancy 7. Weed Competition and Alleopathy 8. Weed Ecology 9. Weed Invasion 10. Weeds and the Soil System Part II. Weed Control and Herbicides 1. Herbicide History 2. Methods of Weed Control 3. Herbicide Equipment 4. Sprayer Calibration and Application 6. Herbicide Classification 7. Herbicide Interaction with Plants
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BTNY 304. Introductory Weed Science 8. Herbicide Interactions with the soil 9. Herbicide Resistant Weeds LABORATORY TOPICS 1. Introduction, 2. Weed Identification 3. Calibration of Herbicide Equipment 4. Herbicide Injury Symptoms ASSESSMENT POINTS 4 Lecture Exams 20 each 2 Weed Identification Exams (lab) 5 each 1 Calibration Exam (lab) 5
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