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 Sergey Shabala|
|Teaching staff||Associate Professor Alistair Gracie|Professor Dugald Close|Doctor Matthew Wilson|Associate Professor Tina Acuna|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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
- Apply scientific skills to conduct glasshouse and laboratory experiments based on principles of crop production and management individually and in groups.
- Compile crop management reports for a scientific audience.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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Lecture, 2 x 50min lectures/week; Practical, 1 x 3hr Practical / week
|Assessment||Online quizzes (x3) (15%)|Examination (35%)|Report 1 (25%)|Report 2 (25%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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