PLAS 412 or AGRO 812 – Crop & Weed Genetics


Instructor(s): Dr. Don Lee

Number of Credit Hours: 2

Number of CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs): 3 CEUs in Crop Management; 2 CEUs in Pest Management

Description: Provides students with an understanding of the genetic basis for variation observed among crop varieties and weed populations as well as insights into the development of new traits in crop varieties. Application of classical and molecular genetic principles to the explanation of variation observed in plant families and populations. Interpretation of information gathered from whole plant trait observation and from molecular analysis. Relationships between crops and weeds are discussed. Examples from genetic studies on both crop and weed species are presented for student evaluation and relations and are the basis of the course

Prerequisites: Admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Strong background/prior coursework in plant science, genetics and/or biology are recommended.

Course Requirements & Materials:

  • Technical Requirements: Access to high-speed Internet and email with up-to-date browsers and the ability to view videos (recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and Safari)
  • Textbooks: No textbooks required. All course materials are online in Canvas.

This Course is Ideal For…

  • Advanced undergraduate students and graduate students preparing for more intensive/specialized study
  • Seed and/or food industry personnel
  • Certified professional agronomists, crop consultants, and crop advisers
  • Science and agriculture/vocational education teachers
  • Extension educators, agents, and specialists
  • Producers

Questions About This Course or How to Register? Contact Lisa Hilfiker at or (402) 472-8393.