|Module Title||CROP AND GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Iwan G Owen|
|Course delivery||Lecture||4 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Practical||1 x 3 hour practical per week|
1. Identify and describe the range and distribution of grasslands in the UK and the characteristics of common herbage species
2. Identify the influence of management and environment on pasture composition and plan a programme of pasture improvement / renovation
3. Identify and evaluate the nutrient requirements of grassland and forages and recommend appropriate manuring practices
4. Describe the range and use of forage crops in the UK and recommend appropriate forage cropping programmes.
5. Identify and appraise grazing and forage conservation systems and their components.
6. Integrate grazing and forage conservation requirements and systems to create grassland and forage management plans.
7. Identify and assess the critical factors that determine the yield and quality of non-cereal arable crops.
8. Appraise the husbandry, harvesting and storage of non-cereal arable crops
9. Discuss the need for and recommend planned cropping programmes.
.2 IT and information handling - Presentation of coursework will entail the development of word processing, spreadsheet and editing/presentation skills.
.3 Use and analysis of numerical information - Numerical information will be an integral part of the coursework and appropriate understanding, use and analysis of this information will be essential.
.4 Writing in an academic context - Coursework will include reference to published information.
.7 Self-management - Preparation of coursework will require attendance at timetabled lectures and practicals and good time management to ensure the submission deadline is met.
.8 Group activity - Aspects of fieldwork associated with coursework
This module is at CQFW Level 5