Farm Mechanisation Management
- Module code
- Module leader
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 75 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 30 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
World mechanisation issues; Farm mechanisation development; Developments in farm machinery design and operation; Introduction to farm machinery management; Introduction to Health and Safety management, including an introduction to management responsibilities and risk assessments.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Discuss the role and importance of machinery and mechanisation development for world agricultural systems.
- Research and present a review of machinery development in a specific agricultural sector.
- Discuss the approaches to effective machinery planning, selection and management.
- Appreciate the importance of Health and Safety legislation in the use of farm machines and equipment, and in general farming activities.
|Coursework||Individual 2 page seminar summary sheet and handout||20%|
|Examination||Unseen exam (1.5 hours)||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Landers, A. J. (2000). Farm Machinery: Selection, Investment and Management. Farming Press.
- Stafford, J.V. (ed.) (2013) Precision Agriculture '13. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
- Banks, A. and Melves, S.F. (eds.) (2012) Horizons in crop production: precision agriculture and no-till farming. Nova Science.
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE). (2006). Essentials of Health and Safety at Work. (4th edition). HSE.
- Hunt, D. (2008). Farm Power and Machinery Management. (10th edition). Waveland Press Inc.
- Nix, J. (Biennial) Farm management pocketbook. 44th edn. Agro Business Consultants