ACE2018 : Arable Crops
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Bilsborrow
- Other Staff: Mr Simon Parker
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To enable students to acquire the basic knowledge and understanding of the role of temperate crops in farming systems. The module will also provide an overview of the major UK arable crops and their management from seed to harvest and subsequent utilisation. By covering topics such as the UK arable sector, crop distribution, establishment, nutrition and protection, the module aims to enable students to acquire the basic knowledge and understanding of the role of temperate crops in farming systems.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. UK arable sector within British agriculture
2. Crop statistics and distribution
3. Crop establishment
4. Crop nutrition and fertiliser application.
5. Crop protection
6. Production handling and storage
7. Production economics
8. Crop quality and market demands
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||14:00||14:00||Preparation for assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Revision for Semester 2 examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||2:00||20:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||20:00||20:00||General reading and background research on module topics|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||23:00||23:00||Compilation of notes and follow up after lectures and fieldwork|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures deliver the basic subject knowledge of the module by introducing students to the range of arable crops grown and their markets. The agronomic management of temperatte arable crops is examined in terms of establishment, nutrition, crop protection and storgae. The associated farm visit demonstrates practical management principles and their effects on crop performance in a commercial situation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||20||The assignment involves the analysis and interpretation of relevant agronomic data provided|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination paper assesses understanding of the key content of the module and facilitates demonstration of knowledge and uinderstanding of the main principles and practices of crop management.
The assignment assesses a students a students knowledge and understanding acquired from lectures, visits or other sources through the analysis interpretaion and reporting of data.