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PPS 340: Field Crops Production 3(2+1)

Course Description

Study of important field crops (Cereals, Legumes, Fiber, Oil and Sugar crops) in relation to: economic importance, environmental requirements, production methods, cultural practices and important cultivars. Crop harvest and crop quality requirements

Laboratory studies

Study the morphology of the field crops  such as the roots , stems , leaves , flowers and reproductive parts through the green samples .

The  objectives:

1.     Teach the student the important field crops grown in Saudia and world.

2.     Teach the student the original regions of the field crops .

3.     Teach the student :

a)     The economical importance of the field crops .

b)    The different varieties of the field crops .

c)     The environmental condition of the field crops .

d)    The agricultural practice ,treatments and harvest for each field crops .

e)     The pests of filed crops .

 

 

Text Book

No textbook is required. However, there is a hand out  in the book store .

Examinations 

There will be two 1-HOUR-LONG EXAMINATIONS during the semester, and a FINAL EXAMINATION. Exams are scheduled as listed on the lecture outline below. The final exam will be comprehensive.  Each examination will weigh 100 points. Grades will be based on the percentage of total points acquired in the examinations.

Attendance

Under the University regulations, students will not be allowed to sit for the final exam, and will fail the course if their absence exceeds 25% of the total number of lectures. A grade Denied (DN) will be shown in his transcript.

 

 

Course Outline

Week

Topic

1

Introduction to field crops , field crops classification  

2

Introduction to cereal crops , wheat .

3

Wheat

4

Wheat

5

Barley, corn

6

Corn , sorghum.

7

Millet , rice.

8

Faba bean , lentil , check peas , fenugreek

9

First exam.

10

Cotton , flax .

11

Sugarcane , sugar beat .

12

Soybean , sesame .

13

Peanut , sun flower .

14

Cluster bean , safflower`

15

Alfalfa .

16

Second exam

17

Final exam

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