Root & Alternative Crop Production

This module is designed for students who already have some knowledge of crop production techniques. It specialises in aspects of the production and utilisation of a range crops such as potatoes, oilseed rape, faba beans and fodder crops such as swedes and kale.

Accordion / FAQ component

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

Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at

N.B It is recommended that students should have completed first, second and thrid year modules before enrolling in this module.

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

1. Discuss the production of various crops and be able to make management decisions.

2. Appreciate the factors underpinning the increasing interest in non-food crops at farm, industry and government level.

3. Evaluate and make decisions re the future viability of these new cropping options.

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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