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2017 Nebraska CASE Institute

Course: Plant Science

Hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln & the Nebraska Department of Education

Evening of June 18 - June 28, 2017, Waverly High School (Just East of Lincoln)

(No class the weekend of June 24-25)


About the Course

Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant (ASP) course provides a foundation of plant science knowledge and skills. Students will experience various plant science concepts through exciting “hands-on” activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology, classification, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting. Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agronomic, forestry, and horticultural industries. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on the individual, the local, and the global economy. Students will work on major projects and problems similar to those that plant science specialists, such as horticulturalists, agronomists, greenhouse and nursery managers, and plant research specialists, face in their respective careers.


The ASP course includes the following units of study:  Worlds of Opportunity;  Mineral Soils;  Soilless Systems; Anatomy and Physiology; Taxonomy; The Growing Environment; Plant Reproduction; Surviving a Harsh Environment; Crop Production and Marketing


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