Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
BR10210
Module Title
Precision Agricultural Technology
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Report - Farm Technology Evaluation  (1500 words)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Written Report - Farm Technology Evaluation  (1500 words)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Describe the development and roles of the power unit on farm.

2. Identify the roles of Information Technology on the farm.

3. Identify and evaluate the role of Precision Farming and explain the key principles involved.

4. Describe and evaluate the adoption of 'Green technology' on farm.

5. Appraise a farm's environmental and resource use credentials.

6. Demonstrate an awareness of health and safety measures to ensure safe operation and best practice on a farm.

Brief description

This module describes the principles and practices underpinning the extensive range of technologies that are increasingly being developed and adopted by the agricultural industry. Five themes will be the focus of teaching and learning.
•The development of Farm Machinery and Equipment
•Precision Crop Farming
•Precision Livestock Technology
•On-Farm resource and Energy use
•Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Agricultural Land

Aims

The module considers the development, adoption and implementation of technology in agriculture and consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and visits:
1. The development of Farm Machinery and Equipment
2. Precision Crop Farming
3. Precision Livestock Technology
4. On-Farm resource and Energy use
5. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Agricultural Land

Content

The module considers the development, adoption and implementation of technology in agriculture and consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and visits:
1. The development of Farm Machinery and Equipment
2. Precision Crop Farming
3. Precision Livestock Technology
4. On-Farm resource and Energy use
5. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Agricultural Land

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication The assignment will demand clear and well presented written communication.
Improving own Learning and Performance
Information Technology Information technology will be integral to the teaching assignment work in the module.
Personal Development and Career planning The assignment will be based on existing on farm technology and its application.
Problem solving The assignment will involve defining –and outlining a range of solutions for – a farm based technology.
Research skills The assignment will involve research and critical evaluation of technological / scientific and trade literature.
Subject Specific Skills An awareness of agricultural technology and its capabilities, limitations and evolution is a key subject specific skill.
Team work

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4