|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Write up (in scientific paper format) of a genetic x environment or management experiment (2,500 words).||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours (Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.)||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||(Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.)||40%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basis of crop adaptation to different environments and management practices.
2. Discuss the bases of tolerance to various abiotic and biotic stresses.
3. Evaluate the traits required to select for yield stability, and the relationship between yield potential and yield stability.
4. Be able to assess, analyse and interpret a genetic x environment or management experiment showing a clear understanding of the meaning and importance of statistical interactions.
Students will be provided with an understanding as to why the yield and quality performance of crop varieties interact with crop management and environment. Approaches to reduce instability in performance will be presented and the importance of crop adaptation will be explained.
In addition to a programme of lectures, students will also assess, analyse and interpret a genetic x environment or management experiment and will be provided with the techniques to evaluate interactions.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Students will use mathematical and statistical techniques, with particular emphasis on the understanding of interactions.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance|
|Information Technology||Students will use e-journals in the completion of course work, and will use a range of digitized data from sensors in the assessment of experiments.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Problem solving||Students will be presented with trade-offs between stability and yield potential.|
|Research skills||The students will need to gather information from a range of resources.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Knowledge underpinning trait selection for improving crop adaptation and yield stability.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7