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Agronomy KLA606



This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.


Examines the status of agronomy, including developments in breeding, physiology and management. Farming systems research is also examined through a study of topics such as seasonal forecasting and climate change, crop sequence, crop simulation modelling and precision farming. Practical work is mainly based on negotiated project work, undertaken in groups. In addition to general course content, students are expected to undertake prescribed reading at an advanced level on recent developments in agronomy and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination.


Unit name Agronomy
Unit code KLA606
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

A/Prof T Acuna

Teaching staff

Dr Beth Penrose

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO1: Apply integrated scientific principles of agronomy to the management of crops, crop sequences and cropping scenarios to improve productivity and/or sustainability.

ILO2: Design and conduct experiments to address contemporary issues in agronomy

ILO3: Effectively communicate all aspects of a research project to industry and scientific audiences

ILO4: Work effectively, ethically and safely as an individual and in teams



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,689.00 050101

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Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 13x3-hr practical classes

  • AT1 - Assignment (1500 words) 30%
  • ATT2 - Project Workbook 10%
  • ATT3 - Assignment (Journal article - 4 pages) 30%
  • ATT4 - 2-hr exam 30%
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