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Modules

Modules

ACE3034 : Applied Crop Protection

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To provide students with detailed knowledge and encourage understanding of the principles of applied crop protection for temperate crops. To develop skills in researching, organising and presenting scientific information, in verbal and written forms, both individual and small groups.

Outline Of Syllabus

Weed, pest and disease control strategies for cereals, oilseed rape, potatoes and sugar beet.
A major focus of this module will be on chemical control options for arable crop production and the consequences of increasing levels of resistance to these chemicals.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion113:0013:00Revision for and completion of Semester 2 examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture72:0014:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Preparation for field report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Preparation for oral presentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork18:008:00Field visit
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study118:0018:00General reading and background research on module topics beyond the taught material
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study122:0022:00Compilation of notes and follow up after lectures and fieldwork
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures deliver the underlying knowledge needed by students to understand the relationships between crop protection and performance. The field visit develops some of the material that has been covered in lectures and provides supplementary information and provides an opportunity for communication with professionals in the industry. Student oral presentations further extends knowledge and understanding of key subjects and issues and also develops a number of key skills e.g. time management, organisation, team work, oral communication.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A752 from 5
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M5Group oral presentation
Report1M20Visit/project report (1000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination assesses a student's understanding of the key content of the delivered module and information from a range of other sources. It enables him/her to demonstrate and synthesise knowledge and understanding of the effects of chemical control options within a Integrated Management approach to crop protection.
The oral presentation assesses a student's ability to work both as an individual and as part of a team to select and present relevant, up-to-date information on a chosen subject and contribute to the audience's knowledge and understanding of the subject.
The visit report assesses a student' ability to integrate knowledge and understanding acquired over the programme of lectures and seminars to promote the learning experience and develop key skills that are essential in practical, commercial and research situations.

Study abroad students may request a take-away exam paper to be returned via NESS.

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