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Agricultural Education
Agricultural Crop Production
This is a one-credit course for students interested in crop production practices, with emphasis on important agricultural crops in Oklahoma. Content includes the importance and identification of major crops; cultural practices with grain, fiber, forage, and other important crops; implementing sustainable practices in crop systems, including irrigation, pest management, and resource conservation; use of precision technologies and remote sensing information; and record keeping and other farm management practices. FFA and supervised experience will be included as appropriate.
Kurt Murray
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Introduction to Agriscience

Unit CRP1: Importance and use of
agricultural crops and products (4 hours)

Benchmark CRP1-1: Students will list
and describe major agricultural crops in the local area, Oklahoma, and the
Nation as well as globally.

Benchmark CRP1-2: Students will
identify major policies and programs impacting agricultural crop production.

Unit CRP2: Career entry and advancement
in agricultural crop industries (7 hours)

Benchmark CRP2-1: Students will
identify occupations and needed competencies in agricultural crop production
and associated industries.

Benchmark CRP2-2: Students will discuss
important interpersonal skills for success in agricultural crop production

Unit CRP3: Agricultural crop production
safety (3 hours)

Benchmark CRP3-1: Students will assess
safety situations with agricultural crops and choose appropriate safety

Benchmark CRP3-2: Students will explain
the meaning and use of materials safety data sheets (MSDS).

Benchmark CRP3-3: Students will
properly select, use, and maintain personal protective equipment when working
with agricultural crops.

Unit CRP4: Sustainable crop production
(10 hours)

Benchmark CRP4-1: Students will explain
the meaning and importance of sustainable crop production.

Benchmark CRP4-2: Students will name
and explain important practices in sustainable crop production.

Benchmark CRP4-3: Students will discuss
the meaning and use of resource conservation in crop production.

Benchmark CRP4-4: Students will discuss
the use of technologies in sustainable crop production.

Unit CRP5: Plant biology and growth (17

Benchmark CRP5-1: Students will
classify important agricultural plants by life cycle.

Benchmark CRP5-2: Students will
identify and explain the functions of the vegetative parts of plants.

Benchmark CRP5-3: Students will
identify and explain the functions of major reproductive parts of plants.

Benchmark CRP5-4: Students will
identify the parts of a seed and the characteristics of good quality seeds.

Benchmark CRP5-5: Students will explain
conditions needed for seed germination.

Benchmark CRP5-6: Students will discuss
the importance of plant genetics , breeding, and biotechnology in improved crop

Benchmark CRP5-7: Students will
describe plant growth processes with agricultural crops.

Unit CRP6: General crop production
practices (15 hours)

Benchmark CRP6-1: Students will name
and explain general practices in sustainable crop production.

Benchmark CRP6-2: Students will
identify nutrients needed for crop growth and relate nutrient needs to soil

Benchmark CRP6-3: Students will
distinguish between soil preparation for traditional tillage, minimum tillage,
and no-tillage crop production.

Benchmark CRP6-4: Students will discuss
variations in cultural practices among agricultural crops.

Unit CRP7: Soil moisture management (17

Benchmark CRP7-1: Students will explain
the meaning and importance of soil moisture management.

Benchmark CRP7-2: Students will explain
the measurement of available soil moisture as related to soil moisture tension
and plant root zone.

Benchmark CRP7-3: Students will explain
the meaning and use of irrigation.

Benchmark CRP7-4: Students will explain
methods of irrigation and assess each method for efficient water use.

Benchmark CRP7-5: Students will
identify sources of quality irrigation water.

Benchmark CRP7-6: Students will explain
the use of chemigation and fertigation.

Unit CRP8: Integrated pest management
(15 hours)

Benchmark CRP8-1: Explain the meaning
and importance of integrated pest management in agricultural crop production.

Benchmark CRP8-2: Students will
identify the kinds of pests and losses caused with agricultural crop

Benchmark CRP8-3: Students will explain
the use of pest management practices.

Benchmark CRP8-4: Students will
distinguish between herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.

Benchmark CRP8-5: Students will
identify the requirement for chemical applicator certification.

Unit CRP9: Grain, oil, fiber, and
forage crop cultural practices (25 hours)

Benchmark CRP9-1: Students will discuss
the timing and methods of planting.

Benchmark CRP9-2: Students will discuss
the use of fertilizers, growth regulators, and other crop inputs.

Benchmark CRP9-3: Students will assess
the use of soil moisture management practices and irrigation.

Benchmark CRP9-4: Students will
identify when and how crops are harvested.

Benchmark CRP9-5: Students will discuss
the meaning and importance of marketing.

Benchmark CRP9-6: Students will explain
the use of appropriate winter and fallow practices.

Unit CRP10: Agricultural education (7

Benchmark CRP10-1: Students will manage
an appropriate supervised experience in agricultural crop production.

CRP10-2: Students will identify opportunities for participation and advancement
in the FFA related to agricultural crop production.

Plant & Soil Sciences: Agronomics Specialist - CTTC


Plant & Soil Sciences: Soils Specialist - CTTC

PASS Skills for Science in Oklahoma

National Science Standards

Soil, Plant and Crop Science - CIMC Agriculture Career Development: Plant Science and Agronomy - CIMC Supplemental VHS and DVDs - CIMC


Animal, Plant, and Soil Science, CAERT, 2007. Lesson Plan CD-ROM and on-line libary.

Soil Science Management, Plaster, 2003. Delmar - Thomson Learning.

Introduction to Agronomy, Food, Crops, and Environment. Sheaffer and Moncada; Delmar Publishing, 2009.

Plants and the Environment, CEV Multimedia.
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Plant and Soil Science Agronomic Plant and Soil Science