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Module

ACE3023 : Combinable Crops

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Bilsborrow
  • Other Staff: Mr Simon Parker
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
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.
Tillage practices, G x E interactions on growth, yield and quality of cereals, canopy management, apical development and vernalisation, managing cereal rooting systems, lodging, dwarfing genes, soluble stem carbohydrates, source:sink relations, yield component compensation, cereal ideotypes.

Cereal quality and markets
Factors influencing global supply, consumption and trade of wheat and barley. Grain quality as influenced by genotype and the environment

Grain legume physiology and management

Oilseed Rape: growth, physiology and production
Techniques for successful establishment of oilseed rape, potential actual and record yields, canopy management, rooting, apetalous OSR, pre-harvest treatments, crop ideotypes

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