Courses & Units

Crop Production KLA157

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Crop Production
Unit code KLA157
Credit points 12.5
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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
050101 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • 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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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lecture, 2 x 50min lectures/week; Practical, 1 x 3hr Practical / week

AssessmentOnline quizzes (x3) (15%)|Examination (35%)|Report 1 (25%)|Report 2 (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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