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Spring 2024
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SFS 31100 - Aquaponics
Associated Term: Spring 2024
Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the nature of interactions among organisms, in particular those involving plants: mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, herbivory. 2. Understand the relationships among host, environment and pathogen for development of plant disease. 3. Know principal pathogens of Midwestern crops. 4. Understand the pathways of nutrient cycling in the soil and the biosphere; e.g. N, P, C cycles. 5. Have a broad understanding of the principles of sustainability, including agricultural sustainability. 6. Understand the importance of energy in society and in agricultural production systems. 7. Understand the importance of natural resources in society and in agricultural production, and the principles of their conservation. 8. Have a broad awareness of the role of agriculture in global society. 9. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to food production. 10. Understand the principles of food marketing and sales. 11. Understand the principles of post harvest food storage and pest management.
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