The unit provides students with an overview of intensive and extensive crop production and management. Study includes agro-ecological aspects of fruit, vegetable and grain crop production in Australia and the growth and development of the major crop species. Principles underlying canopy and nutrient management, flowering and fruit development, yield formation and crop regulation are examined.
|Unit name||Crop Production|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Professor Alistair Gracie|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the key processes and scientific thinking as it relates to crop production in Tasmania and Australia.
- Analyse key challenges in crop production in Australian farming systems
- Conduct glasshouse and laboratory experiments by applying scientific skills based on crop production and management.
- Compile crop management reports for a scientific audience.
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Lecture, 2 x 50min lectures/week; Practical, 1 x 3hr Practical / week
|Assessment||Report 1 (30%)|Report 2 (30%)|Examination (40%)|
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