Introduction to Agricultural Production Systems
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain key decisions in the annual farm year
- apply the principles of animal and plant science to production systems
- evaluate management options at the enterprise level and appraise trade-offs and interactions between enterprises
- apply the research process to an agricultural problem.
- Agriculture in Australia
- Climate and agriculture
- Climate trends – future challenges
- Cropping industries & Products
- Seasons/rotations/climate constraints
- Pulses/oilseeds/new grains
- Self direct/assignments
- Animal Production System
- Extensive vs Intensive Systems
- Welfare and Ethics in Animal Production
- Value Chains
- Agricultural Markets - domestic and global drivers
- Standard Media
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Web links
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Embedded Multimedia
- Streaming Multimedia
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Application of scientific principles to the animal and crop production as an integrated and separate management and production systems. Collection of data and evaluation of the impacts of decision-making and key decisions around the annual farm calendar. Information will be delivered in the context of the animal and crop production year. The unit will incorporate comparative analysis of the farm production enterprises and attending industry events.
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