Agricultural Botany

This module integrates our understanding of basic plant science with the objectives of plant production systems.

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.

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On successful completion of this module, the student is expected to be able to

1. The role of plantrs in energy capture and food production, and as regulators of air, soil and water quality.

2. The basic requirements of plant growth and development.

3. Plant morphology: roots, stems, leaves, fruits and seeds.

4. Major plant groups of agronomic importance, including forage grasses cereals, legumes and other important field crops.

5. Biology and ecology of annual and perennial weed species.

6. Internal and external (environmental) regulation of plant growth and development.

7. Plant relationships with beneficial and pathogenic microorganismsl

8. Post-harvest plant physiology.

9. Introduction to plant genetics.

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

Yes, if you complete this module it can  be credited as part of the  MSc in Digtal Agriculture Full Time  or MSc in Digital Agriculture Part Time. 

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