Module Identifier RS10810  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Malcolm Leitch  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite Entry to a science degree scheme  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   40%  
  Presentation     20%  
  Report     40%  

Aims of the module
To develop the knowledge and skills associated with cereal crop production as appropriate to the needs of students of agriculture and related disciplines.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:

Syllabus / Curriculum design
This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, mechanisation workshop and laboratory practicals and field visits, with an assignment, oral and written presentations and a written examination.

Economic importance, uses and distribution of cereals in UK and world agriculture, market quality requirements and variety characteristics and selection, crop development and structure, husbandry and equipment for crop establishment, crop manuring, crop protection, harvesting and storage.

Reading Lists
Gair R, Jenkins JEE, Lester E. (1987) Cereal Pests and Diseases.
NAC Arable Unit. (1987) Cereal Crop Manual.
Palmer GH. (1989) Cereal Science and Technology.
Kent N L. (1994) Technology of Cereals: An Introduction for Students of Food Science and Agriculture. 4th.