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


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 2020

Unit name Agronomy
Unit code KLA606
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

A/Prof T Acuna

Teaching staff

Dr Beth Penrose

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



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Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 13x3-hr practical classes


3-hr theory exam (50%), internal assessment - assignments (25%), research project report (15%), research seminar (10%)

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