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Weed Science and the Agricultural Systems Management Degree in Yuma (Feb. 8, 2012)

The University of Arizona in Yuma offers degree programs in Agricultural Systems Management and Crop Production. These programs are conducted cooperatively with Northern Arizona University and Arizona Western College. These programs are housed at the Arizona Western College campus and include classes in pest management, crop production, business management, agricultural law and other subjects. Classes are offered primarily in the evening to accommodate students who have full or part time jobs.

While fundamental academics are important, many of the classes offered in Yuma include practical, hands-on experience that is more difficult to acquire on the campus in Tucson. The Applied Weed Science Class, PLS 300, that is currently being taught puts emphasis on the practical aspects of weed science that will be helpful to pest control advisors, farm managers and others involved in field and vegetable crop production in the low deserts.

This course includes segments in general weed science, chemical and non-chemical weed control. The 14 students enrolled in the spring semester of this course are currently presenting written and oral reports on a weed species they have chosen that is common in this area. We hope to include many of the presentation in these advisories. The one that is included today is presented by Ryan McGuire, about a weed, southern brass buttons, that has become increasingly widespread in La Paz County where Ryan works as a pest control advisor with the Wilbur Ellis Company. Please click on the picture to watch video.

Lecture video

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For questions or comments on any of the topics please contact Marco Pena at the Yuma Agricultural Center.
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