Agronomy V - Oil Crops

Oil Crops, learn how edible and industrial oils are extracted from crops.

Course CodeBAG312
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

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Learn to grow oil crops

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Oil Crops
  2. Oil Extraction
  3. Canola and Rapeseed
  4. Olive oil
  5. Edible Oils
  6. Herbal and Pharmaceutical oils
  7. Biofuel and Industrial Oils
  8. Issues, Risk, Optimising Success
  9. Product Development and Management

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


  • Discuss the scope and nature of farming plants to produce oils or oil rich products.
  • Explain how oils can be extracted from plants.
  • Explain how to farm canola and rapeseed.
  • Explain how to farm olives for oil production.
  • Discuss agronomic farming and production of other edible oils for human and animal consumption.
  • Discuss agronomic farming and production of a range of oils for cosmetic and medicinal use
  • Discuss agronomic farming and production of plant oils for industrial and biofuel applications
  • Analyse issues that impact success or failure of a plant oil production enterprise
  • Formulate a plan for development and management of a plant oil production enterprise.

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