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.
|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|
|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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- 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|
- 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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PrerequisitesKPA161 or KLA115 or Admission into a Masters course
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KLA606
2 x ~50 min lectures weekly, 1x 3 hour practical weekly
|Assessment||Examination (20%)|Assignment - cropping scenario (35%)|Assignment - project workbook (10%)|Assignment - scientific paper (35%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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