- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Nicola Cannon
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 40 hours
- Teaching period
- October – May
- The basic husbandry of combinable, root, vegetables and energy crops.
- Crop inputs and requirements for different cropping systems.
- Farm soil management.
- Grassland and forage production and grazing management.
- Integrated crop management and organic farming systems.
- Students will learn through participation in a programme of lectures, farm walks and visits covering all those areas listed above
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the agronomic factors involved in the production of a wide range of crops.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to manage soils and crops in a sustainable manner.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate knowledge effectively.
|Coursework||Group video submission||30%|
|In-class Tests||Multiple choice short tests (x2)||40%|
|Examination||Exam (1.5 hours)||30%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Environment Agency (2008) Think Soils: Soil assessment to avoid erosion and runoff. Environment Agency.
- Finch H J S, Samuel A M & Lane G P F (2014) Lockhart and Wiseman’s CropHusbandry including Grassland (9th edn) Woodhead Publishing Ltd.
- AHDB Various publications http://www.ahdb.co.uk/ (esp Wheat Growth Guide, Oilseed rape guide, Barley growth guide etc. etc.)
- DEFRA website http://www.defra.gov.uk
- AHDB website http://www.adhb.com/
- LEAF http://www.leafuk.org/leaf/
- NIAB TAG – Login required
- Malting information http://www.ukmalt.com/homepage.html
- Milling information http://www.nabim.org.uk
- Other agronomy websites including Agrii, Agrovista, Bayer, BASF, Frontier, Syngenta, Yara etc.
- Additional references will be given during the conduct of the module.