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Alan Murphy

Agriculture
Assistant Professor

229.391.4806
amurphy@abac.edu
Environmental Horticulture 102


 

 

Education

Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
March 1984

Bachelor of Science, Botany
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
May 1979

Bachelor of Arts, English & American Literature
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
August 1978


Special Training or Certification

  • Georgia Restricted-Use Pesticide Applicator’s License (Commercial)

- Plant Agriculture (Section 21)
– Ornamental and Turf (Section 24)
– Demonstration and Research (Section 33)


Class Times and Office Hours


Student Clubs

  • Advisor to the ABAC Collegiate 4H Club

Professional Memberships and Activities


Teaching Philosophy


Advising Philosophy

 

Resources

AGRP 1125 - Fundamentals of Plant Protection

Resources/Links
3 hours. A combined lecture and laboratory course embracing the basic principles of insects, disease and weed control in field crops and turfgrass. Emphasis is given to widely applicable control principles and the practical application of control methods. Fall, Spring.

The Course Syllabus, Lab Assignments, Exam Study Guides, and Powerpoint Presentations used in this course are available to students enrolled in this course through the Desire2Learn (D2L) system.

AGRP 3320 - Plant Disease Management

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3 hours. Prerequisite: AGRP 1125 with a grade of “C” or higher. This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic concepts of plant pathology and the management techniques used to reduce damage caused by plant diseases to an acceptable level. Each of the major groups of plant pathogenic organisms will be discussed, with an emphasis on biology of the pathogens, disease diagnosis and sound disease management practices. Plant disease management using ecologically sound, integrated techniques will be discussed.

The Course Syllabus, Lab Assignments, Exam Study Guides, and Powerpoint Presentations used in this course are available to students enrolled in this course through the Desire2Learn (D2L) system.

AGRP 4422 - Insect Pest Management

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3 hours. Prerequisite: AGRP 1125. Management and identification of insect pests in row crops and animal agriculture in the south. Emphasis will be made on integrated insect pest management utilizing techniques that are environmentally sound, including biological, cultural, and chemical methods. Spring.

The Course Syllabus, Lab Assignments, Exam Study Guides, and Powerpoint Presentations used in this course are available to students enrolled in this course through the Desire2Learn (D2L) system.

HORT 3250 - Turfgrass Diseases

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3 hours. Prerequisite: HORT 2232 with a grade of “C” or higher. Managing turfgrass diseases, diseases of warm season turfgrasses, diseases of cool season turfgrasses, diseases common to all turfgrasses, diseases in the transition zone, epidemiology, sampling, diagnosis, signs and symptoms, cultural and biological management, and integrated disease management programs.

The Course Syllabus, Lab Assignments, Exam Study Guides, and Powerpoint Presentations used in this course are available to students enrolled in this course through the Desire2Learn (D2L) system.

General Student Advisement Information and Two Year Program Checksheets

Resources/Links

» AAS-Diversified Agriculture
» Core Curriculum for Transfer Students
» Area F for Agriculture Transfer
» Area F for Ag and Environmental Systems
» Area F for Plant Science

• Registration Priorities as of Fall, 2014
NOTE: The number of hours needed for each priority is likely to change from term to term, so be sure to check BANNER Web for the latest list.

To check your priority level:
1. Log into Banner
2. Click on “Student Academic Records”
3. Click on “Registration”
4. Click on “Check Your Registration Status”
5. Select the term you will be registering for (not the current term)

• Registration begins
Monday, October 20 — Priority 1: 70 or more hours
Tuesday, October 21 — Priority 2: 45 – 69 hours
Wednesday, October 22 — Priority 3: 12 – 44 hours
Thursday, March 27 — Priority 4: 0 – 11 hours
Friday, March 28 — Priority 5: Returning students (not currently enrolled), transfer students with more than 12 transferable hours and transient students

“Hours” refers to hours earned as of the end of the last semester you attended (Spring or Summer ’14) and DOES NOT include hours you are enrolled in this semester.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM each day listed.

• Graduation Checksheets are posted for each program I advise.
Checksheets are listed at the left under “Resources/Links”

Four Year Diversified Agriculture Program Checksheets

Resources/Links

» Diversified Agriculture (’13-Spring ’14)
» General Agriculture (Fall ’14 & later)
» Crop Production
» Crop and Soil Science
» Livestock Production

Checksheets are posted for the BAS degree in Diversified Agriculture, in several concentrations.

Student Advisement Sign-Up

Resources/Links

» Advisement Signup Sheets

NOTE – These pages will be posted before advisement, then updated as often as practical.

NOTE – You cannot use these sheets to sign up; but you can check for open times. Use the signup sheets on my door to sign up or email me.