Crop and Pasture Management for Sustainable Agriculture
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Availability: What is a Session?For enrolment (2012):
- Sess 2
- Sess 2
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- Domestic student fee:
- $2,484.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $2,709.00 (AUD)
The following topics are covered in this unit: (a) Pastures. Principles of the production and utilisation of pastures. Pasture establishment; seed production; grazing management; pasture nutrition; pasture and forage conservation; computer modelling of grazed ecosystems; pasture assessment skills. (b) Field Crops. Major Australian crops; constraints to yields and methods of optimising crop yields in winter and summer cereals, oilseeds; legume crops, fibre crops and sugar. Crop options in systems throughout Australia. (c) Horticultural Crops. In this section horticultural geography, horticultural production systems, principles of orchard and vineyard management, tree crop production, vegetable production systems, nursery and floriculture crops are covered.
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Practical 1 (25%)
- Practical 2 (25%)
- Test (10%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- integrate fundamental aspects of agricultural plant production (pastures, crops and horticultural species) into sustainable management systems to improve yields and quality of the products.
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