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Crop and Pasture Agronomy - AGRO4003

Year - 2018

This unit examines agronomy as the discipline that underpins agricultural production. As a case study, the cotton industry is examined in detail to understand the end-user and social demands on agricultural production, the technical issues that challenge the farmer and the diversity of other specialist information from relevant disciplines such as entomology, pathology and soil science that must be integrated into the farming system. The unit also covers precision agriculture, legume science, rangeland science and crop protection. This unit includes a one-week excursion to cotton growing areas in northern NSW and Qld, specialist intensive instruction provided by the Cotton RDC, and a series of workshops, tutorials that provides analysis and synthesis of the major farming systems in this industry. Pasture production is also considered in the context of farming systems.

Classes
Twelve 2-hour lectures in weeks 1-13; four 2-hour practicals in weeks 8, 11-13; field excursions: week preceding start of semester and 6 (subject to weather)

Assessment
Two data analysis projects (2x50%)

Pre-requisites

AGRO3004

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Daniel TanĀ (Coordinator), A/Prof Brett Whelan, Dr Rosalind Deaker
HECS Band: 2
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