SOCR 411 - Seed Processes: Legume Seed Production

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Students will learn the basic principles of seed production for large seeded legume crops, and will have an understanding for the production needs of three legume seed crops including soybean, common bean, and peanut.

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • understand factors to manage and make decisions regarding field selection and seedbed preparation,
  • implement a weed control and fertility program,
  • determine proper seed stocks and planting procedures,
  • follow state and federal seed laws and certification procedures, and
  • fulfill all needs to properly condition, label and market large seeded legume seed crops.


BZ 104 (Basic Concepts of Plant Life) or BZ 105 (Basic Concepts of Plant Life Laboratory) or BZ 120 (Principles of Plant Biology).

Important Information

This online course must be completed within six months. No time extension is allowed.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Seed Production Principles and Practices (1997)
    McDonald and Copeland
  • SOCR 411 Study Guide (2009)
    Dr. Mark Brick


Mark A. Brick

Dr. Mark A. Brick has been been involved in teaching, research and outreach at the university level for over 28 years. As the leader of the CSU Dry Bean Breeding Project, he oversees development of dry edible bean varieties for irrigated and non-irrigated production in the High Plains. His primary areas of expertise are plant breeding, seed production and experimental design.