|Module Title||CROP PRODUCTION|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Peter Jenkins|
|Assessment||Appraisal report||Sugar beet visit appraisal report||20%|
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
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.