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ACE3023 : Combinable Crops

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to provide students with detailed knowledge and encourage understanding of the physiological, agronomic and other key factors which affect the physical and financial performance of the major temperate combinable crops. Students will develop skills in researching, organising and presenting scientific information, in verbal and written forms, both individually and in small groups.

Outline Of Syllabus

Cereal physiology, agronomy and management as it influences growth and yield.
Cereal quality and markets
Grain legume physiology and management
Oilseed Rape: growth, physiology and production

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture142:0028:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Preparation for Nafferton practical Report submitted in Semester 2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion142:0042:00Compilation of notes and follow up after lectures and fieldwork
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion117:0017:00Revision for and completion of Semester 2 examination
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading121:0021:00Student research on topics used in oral presentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:008:00Seminar presentations by students
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork23:006:00Nafferton field exercise
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study13:003:00Preparation for oral presentation in Semester 1
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study145:0045:00General reading and background research on module topics
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures will develop a deep understanding of crop growth and development with respect to improvement via agronomic management. Small group teaching enables students to communicate effectively and to develop their depth of understanding with respect to a range of subject areas linked to crop improvement. Fieldwork links the applied nature of the module with information on crop growth, development and management and further develops skills in terms of the handling and analysis of plant material.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A753 from 7
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M20Nafferton Field Exercise report (2000 words)
Report1M5Oral presentation (20 mins)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination assesses a students understanding of the physiological basis of crop growth and yield of the major temperate combinable crops as influenced by variety, environment and management which is provided via the lectures and practical visits suplemented with relevant information from other sources.
The practical report enables students to integrate knowledge and understanding acquired over the course of the module and to develop key skills that are essential in practical, commercial and/or research situations.
The oral presentation assesses a student's ability to select and present relevant, up-to-date information on a chosen subject to fellow students and contribute to the audience's knowledge and understanding of the subject.

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