Project or reading course under the supervision of a Faculty member requiring preparation of a comprehensive report. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: May be taken more than once provided the topic is different.
Covers specialized topics of current interest to graduate students in AFNS. Presentations by students, faculty and invited speakers. Students register in one of four sections - Animal Science, Plant Science, Food Science or Human Nutrition. Attendance is required of all graduate students throughout their program. MSc students normally register for one term in year 2, and are required to present one seminar; PhD students normally register for one term in each of year 1 and 3, and are required to present one seminar per term.
The cropping systems of Alberta are unique and specific to the diverse climatic regions of the province. This course will discuss crop and variety choices, crop rotations, nutrient requirements, agronomic management, soil health and pest management options within the context of environmental and economic sustainability. The course depends on interaction with agronomists, other professionals and researchers from across Alberta. Completion of a group project is a major component of the laboratory. Prerequisites: PL SC 355, REN R 210, and *6 from PL SC 324, PL SC 352, PL SC 380. PL SC 495 and REN R 445 recommended.
Individual study. Critical reviews of selected literature under the direction of a Faculty member. Note: May be taken more than once if the topic is different. Prerequisite: consent of Department.