Sustainable Resources 12: Agriculture
Open School BC
Module 3: Field Crops

Module 3: Field Crops

Section 1: Botanical Basics

Lesson A: An Introduction to Plants

General info on plants


Lesson B: Flowers

How flowers are pollinated


Lesson C: Leaves

General info about leaves - characteristics, examples of different types, etc.


Lesson D: Stems and Roots

General info about stems and roots - what they look like, different types, etc.


Section 2: Pasture and Rangeland

Lesson B: Pasture Management

Stocking rate vs. stock density

Grazing Management - tips for better grazing$foragebeef/frgebeef.nsf/all/frg37

Pasture Management$foragebeef/frgebeef.nsf/all/frg39

Getting Started with Intensive Grazing

Rotational Grazing

Pastures: Sustainable Management


Lesson C: Rangeland

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands: BC Range Industry Overview

Range Management and the Forst and Range Practices Act

Ministry of Forests and Range: Range Program Overview

Lesson D: Weeding and Feeding

2008-2009 Guide to Field Crop Protection: Chapter 4 - Weed Management (pages 85-92 only)


Section 3: Great Grains

Lesson B: Wheat

General info on wheat - what it is, how it's grown and harvested, how it's milled, etc.


Section 4: Hay and Silage

Lesson A: Hay

Types of grass used for hay


Lesson B: Silage

Understanding Silage Fermentation: Background Info

Peace River Forage Association: Silage Basics

Government of Alberta: Silage Production$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/for4912 Making Good Corn Silage


Lesson C: Alfalfa: Queen of Forage

General info on alfalfa - what it is, how it grows, why it's useful, etc.


Lesson D: Crop Rotation

Basics of crop rotation - why it's important, different methods, etc.


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