Module: Crop Management

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Mike Draper
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    42 hours

Module content

  • 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.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to monitor and evaluate crop diseases, pests and field weeds
  2. Evaluate the critical management factors involved in profitable crop production
  3. Compile the relevant management plans as required under current Defra and EU policy
  4. Demonstrate a knowledge and an understanding of the latest factors affecting crop production


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework 2 X in-class tests 20%
Coursework 1 X practical exercise – Field seminar 35%
Coursework 1 X Field monitoring diary 45%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

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.