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Module

ACE2018 : Arable Crops

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Bilsborrow
  • Lecturer: Dr Dave George
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

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