David Wright, Department Head
Brent Turnipseed, Assistant Department Head
Hani Ghosheh, Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator
Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science
Raven Precision Agriculture Center 140
605-688-5123 (Department Head, SRPAC 140)
605-688-4450 (Teaching Office, SNP 247)
The Crop Protection minor provides students with knowledge of the general principles of managing insect, disease and weed pests in a variety of situations from pre-plant to post-harvest, and a firm understanding of the environmental consequences of pest control decisions. Individuals who complete this curriculum will be prepared for careers that require an understanding of the management of pests as an important aspect of their responsibilities.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Crop Protection minor, students will:
- achieve a fundamental understanding of basic Crop Protection principles and practices;
- gain an understanding of the scope, activities, and nomenclature in the field of Entomology and Plant Pathology, and Weed Science;
- demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate (written, listening, and oral) with both scientific and non-scientific audiences;
- be an advocate for responsible and sustainable Crop Protection and Agriculture in society; and
- be a lifelong learner.
The program requires a 2.5 GPA or higher and a grade of C or higher in all coursework for the minor. 1Can only be used to meet requirements in one section (i.e. PS 407 cannot be a required and an elective credit)
Course Delivery Format
The program provides curriculum in lecture, laboratory, and field-based learning environments.