|Assessment length / details
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of technological choices on plant growth, and selections made by CEA enterprises
Identify viable solutions to plant production challenges using CEA systems.
Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is a technology-based approach to food production, allowing growers/food producers and agri-tech businesses to optimise growing conditions and resource usage. CEA has the potential to increase business resilience and food security in the face of factors such as climate change and land availability. This module introduces you to the agronomical aspects of growing plants in CEA systems
reading and quizzes, students will look at:
• The key agronomic factors affecting plant cultivation in CEA systems
• Impacts of technological choices on plant growth, and interpret selections made by CEA enterprises
• Viable solutions to plant production challenges using CEA systems.
Learning will be tested with formative quizzes and by a summative masters level quiz at the end of the module
|Creative Problem Solving
|The MCQ exam will pose questions that present theoretical problems for the students to solve.
|Critical and analytical thinking
|Students will be expected to synthesise complex information
|Students will be required to examine and synthesize quantitative data from a range of publications and databases to develop answers for their MCQ exam
|Real world sense
|This module will provide the students with and introduction to agronomy in controlled environment agriculture and; they will be assessed on their understanding of this information.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Students will be expected to propose viable solutions to plant production challenges using CEA systems.
This module is at CQFW Level 7