Plant Science Certification
endorsed by Bayer CropScience


About the Certification

The Plant Science Certification endorsed by Bayer CropScience provides students with a solid understanding of plant science, including plant processes, nutrition, genetics and evaluation.

In addition, the certification addresses major topics in the plant science industry, including water resources and measurement, fertilizer and pesticide safety,  pests and diseases, crop production and scientific classification. The certification consists of 22 modules and a 100-question final certification exam.

startquotesbl.png Continuing to lead innovation in agriculture will require bright minds with expertise in all areas of plant sciences. This certification program will provide students with essential tools to equip them to be the next great leaders in plant science. endquotebl.png

Mike Gilbert, Ph.D.
Head of Breeding and Trait Development
Bayer CropScience

Learning Objectives

  • To understand different aspects of plant growth and plant processes.
  • To identify parts of the cell and understand different types of cells.
  • To understand the characteristics of fungal diseases and bacterial diseases, mildew, viruses and weeds.
  • To identify different insect structures and types of insects.
  • To understand how to calculate fertilizer analysis.
  • To understand the difference between macro and micronutrients.
  • To identify the chemical properties of water, understand types of water and watershed conservation practices.

Certification Lessons

1: Anatomy of Plants 12: Plant Pests: Bacterial Diseases
2: Scientific Classification & Nomenclature of Plants 13: Plant Pests: Fungal Diseases
3: Fundamentals of Plant Processes 14: Plant Pests: Viruses
4: Plant Genetics 15: Plant Pests: Chewing Insects
5: Plant Nutrition 16: Plant Pests: Sucking Insects
6: Plant Evaluation 17: Plant Pests: Vertebrates
7: Crop Production in the United States: Midwest Region 18: Plant Pests: Weeds
8: Crop Production in the United States: Northeast Region 19: Fertilizers & the Environment
9: Crop Production in the United States: Southern Region 20: Pesticides & Herbicides: An Introduction
10: Crop Production in the United States: Western Region 21: Water Resources
11: Hydroponics 22: Water Measurement