Courses & Units

Agronomy KLA331

Hobart

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Introduction

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 based on negotiated project work, undertaken in groups.

Summary

Unit name Agronomy
Unit code KLA331
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Ms Harriet Walker
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of scientific principles of agronomy to the management of crops, crop sequences, and cropping scenarios to improve productivity and /or sustainability
  • Design and conduct experiments to address contemporary issues in agronomy
  • Effectively communicate research outcomes to industry and scientific audiences
  • Work effectively, ethically, and safely as an individual and in teams
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050301 $498.00 $498.00 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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Requisites

Prerequisites

KPA161 or KLA115 or Admission into a Masters course

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KLA606

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x ~50 min lectures weekly, 1x 3 hour practical weekly

AssessmentExamination (20%)|Assignment - cropping scenario (35%)|Assignment - project workbook (10%)|Assignment - scientific paper (35%)
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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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