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Module

ACE1055 : Introduction to Agricultural Mechanisation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Simon Parker
  • Lecturer: Dr Jeremy Robert Franks, Mr James Standen
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To develop a basic understanding of mechanisation principles and the implications of agricultural machinery ownership to a farm business.
An introduction to resource selection, management, efficiency, return and resource planning.

Outline Of Syllabus

Agricultural production system types determine mechanisation requirements.

Syllabus to include an understanding of the mechanisation requirements associated with

Generic agricultural machinery – tractors and materials handling systems & ground working tools

Animal Production systems, to include forage management, harvest, storage and feeding equipment and waste management.

Arable production systems, to include metered distribution (fertilisers, sprays) and harvesting equipment

Machine selection criteria, operating costs, capital investment, value changes, replacement planning

Contemporary developments in machinery, including Artificial intelligence, monitoring systems and variable application systems.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable