CPSC40010 Cereal Production

Academic Year 2021/2022

Topics include - review of progress in the development of new cereal cultivars and their contribution to yield improvement - options in cereal crop establishment, - factors determinig optimum yield and quality in cereals, - production of high quality cereals, detailed study of milling wheat and malting barley production, - role of crop nutrition and fertilisation practices in cereal crops, -current practices in crop protection including weed control, disease control, growth regulation, intensive and less-intensive production systems, - detailed understanding and identification of crop growth stages.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module the student should be able to:Discuss the use and role of crop growth stagesCompare and contrast different approaches to agrochemical use in cereal productionAppraise variety selection for different cereal cropsEvaluate approaches to cereal crop establishmentFormulate optimal crop nutrition programmesDescribe key aspects of cereal quality and end uses

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning
lectures; critical writing; reflective learning;

enquiry & problem-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

CPSC20030 Principles of Crop Science

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: END OF SEMESTER WRITTEN 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Continuous Assessment: MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM Week 10 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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