Courses & Units

Agronomy KLA606

Note:

This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.

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 mainly based on negotiated project work, undertaken in groups. In addition to general course content, students are expected to undertake prescribed reading at an advanced level on recent developments in agronomy and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination.

Summary

Unit name Agronomy
Unit code KLA606
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Doctor Beth Penrose
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

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 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Manage and analyse crop related productivity and sustainability through the integration of Agronomic scientific principles
  • Design and conduct experiments to address contemporary topics in agronomy in relation to broader agronomic issues
  • Communicate all aspects of research outcomes to industry and scientific audiences
  • Work effectively, ethically and safely as an individual and in teams
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,922.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

KLA331

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - take home (20%)|Assignment (35%)|Log/Workbook (10%)|Assignment (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

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