This module gives students the opportunity to evaluate both alternative crops for UK agriculture and gain an understanding of important world crops both food and non-food.

Students will be given the opportunity to discover how different crops are grown for food, fuel fibre and industrial uses and assess the viability and suitability for UK arable situations.. Students will be expected to develop a sound understanding of the basic agronomic and economic principles of these crops.

Key world crops will be investigated to give students an understanding of global agriculture and the key issues surrounding their sustainability