A soybean crop management computer model was used as an exercise in a sophomore-level crop production class. Students evaluated the exercise. Student backgrounds, were recorded. The model is described briefly and student reactions to it are discussed. Eighty-four percent of the students had farm backgrounds. Student responses to evaluative statements about the model show that 92 percent felt the exercise was worthwhile, 93 percerrt felt it increased their understanding of soybean production, and 84 percent felt it made other course material more meaningful. There were little differences between farm and non-farm students regarding these evaluations of the model.



soybean, crop management, agronomy course, computer model

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