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, crop production, fertilizer and pesticide safety, pests and diseases, 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 for 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.
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Certification Lessons

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