Skip to main content

Module

ACE3909 : Precision Agriculture incorporating Non-Combinable Crops

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Dave George
  • Lecturer: Professor Neil Boonham, Dr Ankush Prashar, Mr James Standen
  • 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

To provide students understanding of the physiological, agronomic, environmental and genotypic factors which affect physical and financial performance of the major temperate non-combinable crops.
To integrate the main principles underlying the technologies and methodologies being used in Precision Farming (PF) in crop production systems, and the limitations and opportunities associated with different technologies and methodologies, utilising analytical skills and assisting decision making.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will use the examples of non-combinable crops to manage an integrated crop production system that incorporates cultural methods of control for weeds pests and diseases, utilising precision farming technology to identify and implement control systems.

The module will incorporate the use of a variety of technological precision systems including global satellite navigation, remote sensing of crops and soils, incorporation of the impact of rotations in the application of data use in crop management, including variable-rate applications of seed, fertiliser and pesticide applications.

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