Broadacre Crop and Pasture Science
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- access and evaluate relevant scientific literature from nationa and international sources to evaluate the contribution made by contrasting scientific principles to crop and pasture production in modern farming systems
- construct hypotheses and apply discipline knowledge and the research process to solve problems in crop and pasture production
- analyse and evaluate data and effectively communicate the outcomes in professional written reports
- synthesise and communicate information related to crop and pasture science to industry-related professionals.
- Introduction, Evolution of crop and pasture plants
- Crop nutrition 1
- Crop nutrition 2
- Crop physiology 1
- Crop physiology 2
- Crop pests: weeds
- History of breeding crop plants
- Legumes (pasture)
- Post-harvest and grain quality 1
- Post-harvest and grain quality 3
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
- Resources and Links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
Scientific physiological and ecological principles that underpin crop and pasture production, including drivers of plant growth and development, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, crop and pasture health and associated pests. The unit will incorporate a field experiment with associated written scientific report and visits to crop and pasture field days.
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- Paper critique (20%)
- Practical report (30%)
- Practical mini-report (20%)
- Invigilated Exam (30%)