AGR 261: Plant Science

Class Program
Degree Code
Natural Science
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 44 Lab Hours 22
This course introduces principles of plant science as it relates to the production and management of crops. Topics will include plant classification, form and function, growth, processes, genetics, and reproduction. Course concepts will be applied through laboratory instruction.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Discuss the role of cultivated plants
  2. Use plant classification and nomenclature
  3. Define plant morphology
  4. Apply plant morphology by identifying plant structures.
  5. Define plant physiology
  6. Describe major plant physiological processes.
  7. Explain environmental influences on plant growth and development.
  8. Describe how genetics are utilized in the cultivation of plants.
  9. Describe how plant propagation is utilized in the cultivation of plants.
  10. Relate plant form and function to agriculture management and crop production situations.
Course Content Outline
  • Plant Classification
  • History of crop production
  • Plant Morphology
    • Seeds
    • Roots
    • Stems
    • Leaves
    • Flowers
    • Fruit
    • Seeds
  • Plant Anatomy
    • Cell structure
  • Plant Physiology
    • Photosynthesis
    • Respiration
    • Tropisms
    • Germination
    • Dormancy
    • Transpiration
  • Soil
  • Factors effecting plant growth
    • Light
    • Climate & temperature
    • Water
    • Weeds
    • Disease
    • Nutrients
  • Reproduction and Genetics