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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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant

http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/PlantsMain.html

http://www.biology4kids.com/files/plants_main.html

 

Lesson B: Flowers

How flowers are pollinated
http://www.botanical-online.com/polinizacionangles.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollinator

http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/pollination.html

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pollination&aqf

 

Lesson C: Leaves

General info about leaves - characteristics, examples of different types, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf

http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Leaves.html

http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/science/botany/anatomy/leafparts.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf#Basic_types

http://www.cactus-art.biz/note-book/Dictionary/Dictionary_V/dictionary_vein.htm

 

Lesson D: Stems and Roots

General info about stems and roots - what they look like, different types, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_stem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root

http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/P/plant_root.html

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/quackgrass.htm

 

Section 2: Pasture and Rangeland

Lesson B: Pasture Management

Stocking rate vs. stock density
http://beefmagazine.com/mag/beef_stocking_rate_vs/

Grazing Management - tips for better grazing
http://www1.foragebeef.ca/$foragebeef/frgebeef.nsf/all/frg37

Pasture Management
http://www1.foragebeef.ca/$foragebeef/frgebeef.nsf/all/frg39

Getting Started with Intensive Grazing
http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/forages/bjb00s19.html

Rotational Grazing
http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/rotategr.html

Pastures: Sustainable Management
http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/sustpast.html

 

Lesson C: Rangeland

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands: BC Range Industry Overview
http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/range/overview.htm

Range Management and the Forst and Range Practices Act
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hra/Publications/legislation_policy/RangeManagementandFRPA.pdf

Ministry of Forests and Range: Range Program Overview
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hra

Lesson D: Weeding and Feeding

2008-2009 Guide to Field Crop Protection: Chapter 4 - Weed Management (pages 85-92 only)
http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/fieldcrop/fcguide_ch4.pdf

 

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-wheat.htm

http://www.grainsessential.ca/english/kids/wheatproduction.html

http://www.wheatfoods.org/AboutWheat-what-is-wheat/Index.htm

http://www.smallgrains.org/WHFACTS/kernel.htm

http://www.answers.com/topic/wheat

http://www.horizonmilling.ca/resources/wheat_kernel.shtml

 

Section 4: Hay and Silage

Lesson A: Hay

Types of grass used for hay
http://www.ehow.com/facts_4870511_types-grass-used-hay.html

 

Lesson B: Silage

Understanding Silage Fermentation: Background Info
http://www.forages.psu.edu/topics/hay_silage/preservation/silage_preserv/index.html

Peace River Forage Association: Silage Basics
http://www.peaceforage.bc.ca/forage_facts_pdfs/FF_27_Silage.pdf

Government of Alberta: Silage Production
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/for4912

Farmwest.com: Making Good Corn Silage
http://www.farmwest.com/index.cfm?method=library.showPage&librarypageid=159

 

Lesson C: Alfalfa: Queen of Forage

General info on alfalfa - what it is, how it grows, why it's useful, etc.
http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/fg/management/2004/alfalfa/

http://www.kmwpp.ca/communities/term/3005/faq#6

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/field/autotox.htm

http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/AnimalSciences/extension/pubpdfs/agr76.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfalfa

 

Lesson D: Crop Rotation

Basics of crop rotation - why it's important, different methods, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_rotation

http://www.tutorvista.com/content/biology/biology-i/sustainable-agriculture/crop-rotation.php

http://eap.mcgill.ca/MagRack/COG/COGHandbook/COGHandbook_2_2.htm

 

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