Module Identifier RS21310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Peter Jenkins  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Appraisal report   Sugar beet visit appraisal report   20%  
  Exam   2 Hours   80%  

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

i) explain the marketing environment for potatoes and sugar beet

ii) identify the critical factors that determine yield of sugar beet and potatoes

iii) critically appraise the husbandry of a crop of sugar beet in a practical context

iv) appreciate the need for and range of combinable break crops

v) describe the husbandry of the oilseed rape crop and identify critical steps in yield determination

Syllabus / Curriculum design


Potatoes - crop agronomy, storage.

Sugar beet: physiology, agronomy.

Combinable break crops: need for and range of crops.

Visits, practicals and seminars:

Sugar beet and sugar beet factory visit.

Aims of the module

The module aims to introduce students to the husbandry of non-cereal arable crops through a series of lectures and one visit. The crops covered will be sugar beet, potatoes and combinable break crops.

Reading Lists

Harris P M (Editor). (1992) The potato crop : the scientific basis for improvment.
Cooke D A & Scott R K (Editors). (1993) The sugar beet crop.
Kimber D & McGregor D I (Editors). (1995) Brassica oilseeds: production and utilisation.