Module Identifier RS10810  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Malcolm H Leitch  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite Entry to a science degree scheme  
Course delivery Lecture   44 Hours 22 x 2 hours combined lectures and field visits  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  40%
Semester Assessment Report:  40%
Semester Assessment Oral presentation  20%
Supplementary Exam1.5 Hours  50%
Supplementary Assessment Report  50%

Learning outcomes

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


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


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.

Transferable skills

.1 Independent project work
   The production of a technical report will require students to work independently.

.2 IT and information handling
   Students will access information from the internet for their reports.

.4 Writing in an academic context
   The production of a technical report.

.5 Oral discussion and presentation
   part of the assessment is an oral presentation to the group as a whole.

.7 Self management
   Students will take responsibility for the production of a technical report.

.8 Group activity
   Students will work in grouops ot manage cereal plots and make decisions on management strategies.

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.


This module is at CQFW Level 4