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Introduction to Crop Science (CPSC10010)
Credits 5 Subject Crop Science
Level 1 School Agriculture and Food Science
Semester   Information Semester Two Module Coordinator Professor James Burke

This module provides the student with an overview of crop production in Ireland. It will indicate how this production is influenced by such factors as climate and also by political factors at EU and Global level. The student will be provided with an opportunity to see how scientific principles are applied in crop science, including, how plants grow in the field. It will also cover biotic factors such as pests and diseases, and abiotic factors such as light and water availability. An introduction to crop genetics and biotechnology will also be provided. Each student will be assigned a library-based project designed to illustrate how a basic scientific concept is applicable at production level.