Welcome to the Horticulture Department at Clemson University
Horticulture 433 633 Integrated Weed Management logo

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 HONESTY
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 action, 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-
 


The mission of Clemson University's Department of Horticulture is to promote personal and professional growth through the discovery, communication, and application of horticultural experiences, knowledge, and scholarship. Our work fosters environmental stewardship while improving economic wellbeing, health, and quality of life for all.

Designed by Sarah Matzko Horticulture Department
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Information: 864-656-6355 FAX: 864-656-4960

Department of Horticulture
E-143 Poole Agricultural Center
Box 340319
(Street Address: 50 Cherry Rd.)
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0319

Linda D. Alexander, Department Webmaster ( lalxndr@clemson.edu)