The following aspects of crop production covering the application of scientific research based on current farming practices will be considered:
- Large scale cereal production.
- Detailed investigation of cereal quality.
- Legume and oilseeds production.
- Intensive root, fruit and salad production.
- Precision, integrated and organic crop production systems.
- Crop protection
These topics will be addressed by a series of farm and site visits, by visiting speakers, lectures, tutorials and guided study.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of key aspects of husbandry operations required to grow the major UK arable crops successfully.
- Acquire coherent and detailed knowledge at the forefront of current development concerning particular crops.
- Develop a systematic understanding of the management skills necessary to run a successful arable enterprise. Present and discuss key aspects of scientific research and their relevance to crop production
|Coursework||Crop monitoring exercise||80%|
|Coursework||Attendance and participation - Students will be marked on their attendance, questioning and interest at the visits and speaker sessions including their ability to participate in reasoned debate.||20%|
Assessments may differ in 2021/22 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.