Sustainable crop production and agroclimatology 251

Modulekode PPK 251
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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.

Modulekrediete 15.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites BOT 161
Contact time 3 lectures per week, fortnightly practicals
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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