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On completion of this module students should be able to: Understand crop production; Compare and contrast production practices in intensive and low-input systems; Appraise the role of agrochemicals in crop production; Understand the principles of crop nutrition and fertilisation; Recognise key aspects of crop quality; Identify the seasonality of grass growth in Ireland; Recognise the difference in grassland management across enterprises; Understand grass conservation to deal with surpluses/deficits.Indicative Module Content:
Crop rotations and crop establishment practices
Production practices in intensive and low-input crop production systems
Seeding rates and Sowing dates to optimise crop output
Crop protection form weeds pests and diseases and the role of agrochemicals and cultural practices
The principles of crop nutrition and fertilisation in crop yields and quality
The key aspects of crop quality specifically for malting barley and milling wheat
Grassland production systems
Study the seasonality of grass growth in Ireland
The difference in grassland management across animal-based enterprises
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
This module is not suitable for Animal & Crop Production students.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Project: library-based project||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Extra Credit In-Class Tests may be conducted on a number of occasions.
These will be short 10 minute tests on material covered in a recent lecture.
|Examination: end of semester exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: two per semester||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Assoc Professor Bridget Lynch||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|