Principles of Weed Science Ė PLSC 3233 credits
Instructor: Jen Obrigewitch
Office: 100F or Agrosecurity Office, West Campus
Office Phone: 483-2325 Fax: 483-2055
Home Phone: 565-2369 Cell: 260-2108
Class Time: As pre-described as in the Fall or Spring schedule
Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs. Catch me if you can or call to make an appointment.
Text: Applied Weed Science by Ross & Lembi
Weeds of the West by Whitson et al.
Private applicator training packets (or commercial packets). These will be available at a later date from the instructor or Bev at the DSU Ag Department (private only). There will be a charge.
The intent of this course is for the student to learn basic information pertinent to the introduction to biological, chemical, cultural, and mechanical weed control. Students will be familiarized with characteristics of weeds and their identification, pesticides application and dissipation.
Student Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Weed Control and Herbicides
Factors Affecting Herbicide Efficacy
Regulatory Aspects of Weed Control
Levels of Success in Weed Suppression
Pesticide Dissipation from the Environment
-Participate in class. Get involved in discussion. ANSWER QUESTIONS.
-Read or listen to directions carefully and follow them. This is an important life skill!
- DO NOT LEAVE ANY QUESTION BLANK
Make an attempt to answer each question on a quiz/test. This is a no brainer.
-BE OBSERVANT. Make mental notes and pay attention to detail.
This is an even more important life skill!!
-Take quizzes and exams when they are scheduled. Most quizzes will be in the field and will be impossible to take at a later date. If you must miss a quiz, notify the instructor AHEAD OF TIME. Arrangements may be made for a paper or assignment to make up for the quiz. No make up will be available if arrangements are not made in advance.
-If you must miss a regular class, please inform the instructor as to your reasons and make arrangements to get notes/handouts from the instructor or a fellow classmate.
-If you miss class for a school related activity, do not assume that the instructor is aware of the activity or that you will not be required to make up work missed due to school activities. If the activity involves several students in class, bring it up ahead of time, in class, and we will discuss alternatives.
Several Plant ID quizzes
1 midterm and 1 final test
Possibly a research paper or presentation
Final test will be the ND Pesticide Certification exam for Private or
Commmercial Pesticide Application.
A 90-100%, B 80-89%, C 70-79%, D 60-69%, F You can do better than this, canít you?
Attendance and participation may be used as a factor to tip the scales in favor of or away from a higher letter grade for students on the borderline.