|Module Title||CROP PRODUCTION|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Malcolm Leitch|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Co-Requisite||RD15310 Soil Management|
|Assessment||Report||Cereal Crop report and oral presentation||70%|
Appreciate the key factors involved in crop establishment
a) Seedbed requirements are identified
b) Appropriate varieties and seed are selected
c) Factors influencing sowing date, depth, spacing and seedrate are evaluated and suitable decisions are made.
d) Factors affecting crop establishment are identified
Seedbed: depth, tilth.
Establishment: weeds, pests, diseases, climate, soil.
Manage the nutrition, protection and harvesting of crops with due regard to environmental and financial considerations.
a) Fertiliser programmes are designed in a manner appropriate to the crop, the locality and the environment
b) Crops are monitored and crop protection decisions made with due regard to cost and to the environment
c) Factors influencing the correct time of harvest and successful crop storage are identified
d) Financial performance of crops are assessed