Module Title:Introduction to Crop Production
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Formal lectures will be complemented by practical field sessions that allows for a balance of theory and hands on learning activities. Classroom activities will focus on the management of various crops that are grown in Ireland. Visiting lecturers will be used where appropriate to enhance the learning experience of the students and expose them to new concepts in crop production. Learners will brought to selected tillage and grassland farms in the South East to discuss the management concepts for crop production.
Module Aim: This module aims to introduce students to crop production in Ireland and the various challenges faced by the sector. Students will learn about the management principles that apply to crop production, ensuring that an environmentally sustainable system of crop production can be achieved at farm level
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identification various crops that are commonly grown in Ireland
LO2 The influence of environmental factors on crop production
LO3 Management principles that ensure sustainable crop production
LO4 The application of crop management principles to pasture land
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
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Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Project20.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Identification of crops of agricultural importance and their growth stage 1,3 5.00 n/a
Multiple Choice Questions A MCQ exam will take place covering the theory of crop production 2,3,4 5.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will compile a review of a specific aspect of crop production 2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Student will submit reports on field studies completed throughout the period 1,3,4 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam An end of year exam will take place covering aspects of crop production delivered 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 0.75
Practicals Every Week 0.75
Independent Learning Time Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 3.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SWSFM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness 1 Mandatory
CW_SWSFM_D Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness 1 Mandatory