AGRO 831: Spatial Variability in Soils

Image of farmers examining soil in their hands.Spring 2018: Feb. 5-May 4

Instructor: Dr. Tim Shaver

Class No.:  AGRO 831

Credits: Two graduate credits

Certified Crop Advisors may earn seven Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Soil & Water by taking this course.

Registration

Register via MyRed for Academic Credit.

Description
Course topics are expected to include:  
  • Why it's important to understand spatial variability
  • What's manageable, what's not
  • Sources and scales of variability
  • Spatial information resources - public and self-generated
  • Spatial tools - GPS & GIS
  • Introduction to quantifying variability
Delivery

The course sessons will be recorded and Web-archived for delivery to distance sudents.  Students will complete Internet-based assignments and quizzes, and participate in an online discussion board.

Textbooks
None.  All materials will be made available via the Internet/Canvas.unl.edu.

Requirements

High-Speed Internet access, email, updated browser and the ability to view videos.

Prerequisites

Students taking the course for academic credit must be enrolled in UNL's Graduate School and have an undergraduate degree in agronomy or related field.  Knowledge of precision agriculture is recommended.

Tuition/Cost

Academic Credit Course: For information on tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website.

Who It's For

Among those who would benefit from taking this course are:

  • Graduate students, preparing for more intensive or specialized study later
  • Certified professional agronomists and crop consultants: Certified Crop Advisors may earn seven Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Soil & Water by taking this course.
  • Crop production and pest management industry personnel
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists
  • Science and vocational agriculture teachers
  • Producers