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Related Courses

This guide covers all aspects of Agriculture and is therefore applicable to any agricultural courses.

Related topical guides that are more specific that you can use, include the following:

Your library staff recommends the Agriculture LibGuide for the following courses:

AE 100 Economic Forces in Agriculture

AE 101 Student Managed Farm

AE 135 Agricultural Issues and Trends

AE 202 Business Records and Reporting

AE 300 Grain, Oilseeds and Pulse Crop

CO 138 Agricultural Communications

CR 160 Plant Science and Field Crops

CR 242 Weed and Herbicide Management

CU 198 Agricultural Computer Applications

EN 170 Post-Harvesting Processing and Handling Equipment

MR 112 Tillage and Direct Seeding Systems

SO 102 Soil Science

 

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