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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

AGCP 2001 (AC24B) PRINCIPLES OF CROP SCIENCE AND PRODUCTION (4 credits)

Prerequisite: AG16B and AP13B Syllabus: Cropping and cropping systems in the tropics with specific ref- erence to the cropping systems in the Caribbean. Cultural prac- tices employed in the production of tropical crops with empha- sis on cereals and legumes. Methods of propagation, sexual and asexual, micro and macro propagation techniques. Seed production and storage. Principles involved in breeding and maintaining economic crops. Genetic engineering for crop im-

provement. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60%

AGCP 2003 (AC26B) MECHANISATION FOR CROP PRODUCTION (3 credits)

Prerequisites: AG14C and AC23A Syllabus: Principles of design, construction, operation and maintenance of power units and machinery for crop production. Manage- ment of machinery; determination of machinery requirements; machinery selection, performance and costs of use. Machinery for field operations; tillage, seed bed preparation, cultivation

seeding

and

planting,

chemical

application

and

harvesting.Analysis and development of mechanised produc- tion systems with special reference to crop production in the

Caribbean. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

20% 80%

AGCP 2002 (AC25A) FIELD AND VEGETABLE CROP TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTION (4 credits)

Prerequisite: AG16B Syllabus: Identification of currently and potentially important tropical field and vegetable crops. Economic importance, distribution, botany, environmental requirements. Alternative production technologies. Utilisation, research needs and current research

and development activities. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

20% 80%

AGCP 3001 (AC31A) VEGETABLE PRODUCTION (4 credits)

Prerequisite: AG16B and AC24B Syllabus: An overview of the distribution and importance of vegetable production in the tropics with specific reference to the Carib- bean. Factors affecting vegetable production. Factors to con- sider in an agronomic model. Vegetable classification, nutri- tion, plant population, spacing and specialised growing tech- niques. Alternative crop production strategies, controlled en- vironment agriculture. Import/Export linkages for vegetable produced in the Caribbean. Harvesting and handling vegetables. New technologies and research needs for sustainable vegetable

production. Assessment: Course work: Examination:

40% 60%

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