PASTURE AGRONOMY

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Instructor:
Course Venue:

Upper Lecture Theatre

Agriculture
AG101
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Course Code: 
CRS 3110
Course Credit Units: 
2
Semester: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course introduces students pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture to the general principles of pasture production and management, and forage utilization by livestock. The major themes of this course are (i) the performance of natural pastures and steps that can be taken to improve and sustain their productivity in terms of forage yield and quality (ii) the agronomic principles of establishing and managing sown (ley) pastures and fodder crops (iii) the methods of efficient utilization of forage and strategies for ensuring regular forage supply all-the year round.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  • To increase the students’ awareness of the importance of pastures to humanity and the nation at large.
  • To equip students with knowledge and skill necessary for increased production and management of pastures and efficient utilization of forage.

  

Learning Outcomes: 

This course introduces students pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture to the general principles of pasture production and management, and forage utilization by livestock. The major themes of this course are (i) the performance of natural pastures and steps that can be taken to improve and sustain their productivity in terms of forage yield and quality (ii) the agronomic principles of establishing and managing sown (ley) pastures and fodder crops (iii) the methods of efficient utilization of forage and strategies for ensuring regular forage supply all-the year round. 6. COURSE OBJECTIVESGeneral Objectives

  • To increase the students’ awareness of the importance of pastures to humanity and the nation at large.
  • To equip students with knowledge and skill necessary for increased production and management of pastures and efficient utilization of forage.

  

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