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Sustainable crop production and agroclimatology 251


 
Module code PPK 251
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Influence of climate on cropping systems in South Africa. The surface energy balance. Hydrological cycles and the soil water balance. Sustainable crop production. Simple radiation and water limited models. Potential yield, target yield and maximum economic yield. Crop nutrition and fertiliser management. Principles of soil cultivation and conservation. Climate change and crop production – mitigation and adaptation.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites BOT 161
Contact time 3 lectures per week, fortnightly practicals
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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