|| RS10810 |
|| CEREAL CROP PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Dr Malcolm Leitch |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Entry to a science degree scheme |
|| Presentation || || 20% |
|| Report || || 40% |
|| Exam || 1.5 Hours || 40% |
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.
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
describe the importance of cereal crops in UK and world agriculture
identify the factors associated with the physical and financial performance of cereal crops;
describe the requirements of the cereal market and identify varietal characteristics which meet market needs;
plan, evaluate and implement a cereal crop's manurial and crop protection requirements with due regard to their potential
impact on the environment;
evaluate and select machines and equipment associated with cereal crop production and understand the principles of
their safe operation and maintenance.
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.
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.