Nov 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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ENVS 340 - Sustainable Agriculture and Lab

(4 cr) Factors such as decreasing soil fertility, soil erosion, pesticide resistance, increasing input costs, ground water contamination, and demand for chemical-free food and livestock have convinced the agriculture community of the need for new approaches to food and fiber production. This course examines basic design principles and examples of environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture systems. The course examines the application of ecological principles to sustainable management practices that biologically improve the fertility, organic matter content, and soil structure while minimizing or even eliminating the need for chemical applications for control of pathogens, insect pests, and weeds. Prerequisites: ENVS 201  and 202  (including labs).



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