|| RS10810 |
|| CEREAL CROP MANAGEMENT |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Dr Malcolm H Leitch |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Entry to a science degree scheme |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 44 Hours 22 x 2 hours combined lectures and field visits |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours ||40%|
|Semester Assessment|| Report: ||40%|
|Semester Assessment|| Oral presentation ||20%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours ||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Report ||50%|
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.
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.
.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 groups to manage cereal plots and make decisions on management strategies.
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
This module is at CQFW Level 4