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The unit provides students with an overview of Australian horticultural and grain crop production and management. Study includes agroecological 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 post-harvest quality are examined.

Summary 2020

Unit name Crop Production
Unit code KLA257
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Prof S Shabala

Teaching staff

A/Prof T Acuna , Dr A Gracie,  A/Prof Dugald Close

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



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  • KLA115 or KPA161 or ZAB114 or Admission into a Masters course


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Teaching Pattern

2 lectures and 1 x 3 practical or tutorial class per week


3-hr theory exam (50%), internal assessment – two practical reports (40%), seminar (10%)

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