Horticulture 433/633 Integrated Weed Management

Instructor: Dr. Ted Whitwell
Office: 172 Poole Ag. Center
Phone: (864) 656-4971
FAX: (864) 656-4960
e-mail:
twhtwll@clemson.edu
Office Hours: By Appointment

 

Meeting Times

Lecture - MW- 9:05-9:55 AM, E-144 Poole Ag. Center
Laboratory -W - 1:25-3:25 PM, D-138 Poole Ag. Center
 

Course Syllabus

Attendance policy

Regular and punctual attendance at all class and laboratory sessions is the responsibility of each student. Only medically excused absences for lecture and laboratory periods will be accepted to make up missed exams. Students are authorized to leave 15 min. after the published meeting time if the instructor does not meet the class or make other arrangements.

Academic Dishonesty

The policy on academic dishonesty, found in the Clemson University Announcements, will be followed in this class.
 

Required Course Material

Course Materials for HORT/AGRON 433/633--Campus Copy Shop

Weeds of Northeast--Cornell University Press ISBN 0-8014-8334-4 (CU Bookstore)
 

Reference Books

Weed Science--Principles and Applications, Third Edition--Wood Powell Anderson (On Reserve at Library)--1996--ISBN 0-314-04627-5

Weed Ecology--Implications for Management--Steven Radosevich, Jodie Holt, and Claudio Ghersa (On Reserve at Library)--1996--ISBN 0-471-11606-8.
 

Class Goals

 

  1. Understand biological and ecological principles for effective weed management.
  2. Improve the understanding of herbicide selectivity, mode of acton, injury symptoms and environmental impacts.
  3. Apply knowledge of cultural, biological, and chemical control measures to solve problems.
  4. Accurately calculate and calibrate application equipment to obtain correct quantities of herbicides.
  5. Correctly identify and know life cycles of 100 weed species.


Weekly study problems over the assigned readings will be completed and submitted each Monday by 9:00 AM.
 

Lecture Schedule

 

Lecture Outline Readings
Introduction Ch. 1 Notes
Weed Ecology Ch. 1 Notes
Weed Ecology Ch. 1 Notes
Seed Ch. 2 Notes
Seed Ch. 2 Notes
Perennials Ch. 3 Notes
Weed Competition and Allelopathy Ch. 4 Notes
Weed Mgt. and Bio Control Ch. 5 Notes
Herbicides Ch. 6 Notes
Soil and Herbicide Interactions Ch. 7 Notes
Herbicide Entry and Movement Ch. 8 Notes
Modes and Sites of Action Ch. 9 Notes
Modes and Sites of Action Ch. 9 Notes
Modes and Sites of Action Ch. 9 Notes
Modes and Sites of Action Ch. 9 Notes
Environmental Concerns Ch. 10 Notes
Environmental Concerns Ch. 10 Notes
Resistant Weeds and Transgenic Crops Ch. 11 Notes
Resistant Weeds and Transgenic Crops Ch. 11 Notes
SPRING BREAK NO CLASSES
Power Point Presentation Demonstration Handouts
Student Presentations Notes
Student Presentations Notes
Student Presentations Notes
Student Presentations Notes
Pesticide Applicators Examination Study guides
Student Presentations Notes
Student Presentations Notes
Student Presentations Notes
Student Presentations Notes
Final Exam TBA

 

The examination will cover both lecture (50%) and laboratory (50%) subject matter.  Each student is expected to take the commercial pesticide examination or show a valid commercial pesticide license.  Study material will be provided for this examination
 

Grading Policy

7 Exams including final (drop lowest grade)  60%
Class presentation and paper 20%
Weekly study problems 10% 
Field problem solving 5%
Class participation*  5% 
TOTAL  100% 


*Graduate students are expected to participate in class and will get a maximum of 5% for the special problem required for graduate credit.

Grading Scale
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 59-