- Agronomy and Crop Inspection – field walks and field diary.
- Weed, disease and pest recognition and management – lectures/labs and in-field training.
- Crop structure, growth and development and their effect on marketable yield – lectures.
- Crop protection management plans – lectures.
- Soil protection management plans – lecture.
- Updates on emerging crop technologies and issues - lectures.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to monitor and evaluate crop diseases, pests and field weeds
- Evaluate the critical management factors involved in profitable crop production
- Compile the relevant management plans as required under current Defra and EU policy
- Demonstrate a knowledge and an understanding of the latest factors affecting crop production
|Coursework||2 X in-class tests||20%|
|Coursework||1 X practical exercise – Field seminar||35%|
|Coursework||1 X Field monitoring diary||45%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Finch, H.J.S., Samuel, A.M. and Lane, G.P.F. (2002). Lockhart & Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry including Grassland. (8th edition). Woodhead Publishing.