Efficient crop production remains the key to sustained and effective use of the rural resource. However, over recent years crop management systems have undergone considerable change. The emphasis has shifted away from purely commercial objectives, and modern crop managers must increasingly justify inputs and assess the impact of their activities on the environment. These new demands are complex and require highly skilled and knowledgeable individuals to manage them successfully.
Modern techniques and production methods are combined in the concept of integrated crop management to develop environmentally sustainable systems of crop production.
All agriculture students share a common first year, studying the same modules. After the core period of general agricultural modules, you will specialise by studying a range of crop management subjects.
Harper Adams has extensive academic and industrial experience and is actively involved in applied crop research and consultancy, including the delivery of professional training to industry. This ensures that courses are vocationally relevant and up-to-date.