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Biology and Management of Weeds and Invasive Plants is a Course

Biology and Management of Weeds and Invasive Plants

Started Dec 31, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

Open

Duration:

Ongoing

Commitment:

1-2 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

None

Description

This course is a study of the biology, ecology, and management of plants that interfere with human activities and agroecosystems.

The main goal of this course is to learn scientific principles and processes of weed biology and ecology in order to apply knowledge of those principles toward more efficient management of weeds and invasive plants.

Throughout the course, learners will also gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of modern weed management techniques, including cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical control methods to gain awareness of environmental, social, and economic issues associated with management of weeds and invasive plants.

Objectives

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe scientific principles and processes of weed biology and ecology in order to apply knowledge of those principles toward more efficient management of weeds and invasive plants.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles of modern weed management techniques, including cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical control methods.

Target Audience: Plant biology majors, farmers, ecologists, STEM students.


Course is offered by The Ohio State University.

Course Instructors

Kent Harrison

Kent Harrison

Professor

Dr. Kent Harrison is a Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Harrison's research emphases are in weed biology and ecology, and integrated weed management. His teaching efforts include undergraduate courses in weed science and grain crops, and graduate courses in herbicide physiology and weed seed ecology.

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