Agronomy of Grains Production
Seed and grow your soil management and crop production knowledge about harvesting sustainable pulse grains. Reveal the shape and composition of soil. Study plant breeding and adaption ideas. Manage water sources and sow precision agriculture methods.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate broad and coherent technical and theoretical knowledge of the Australian grains industry as it stands and likely future trends;
- knowledgeably discuss crop development and physiology and the principles of plant breeding for the major Australian grain crops;
- apply the principles of plant nutrition and be able to design appropriate fertilizer strategies for the major grain crops;
- present a clear, coherent characterisation of soils and describe the effects of tillage, crop rotations and water management on soil health for grain production; and
- demonstrate initiative and judgement in the ability to use decision-support tools to independently evaluate available information and plan specific needs of a farming system.
- Industry overview
- Breeding and biotechnology
- Crop morphology and physiology
- Soil characterisation, health and management
- Tillage systems
- Plant nutrition
- Water management
- Precision agriculture
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This unit includes a field/work placement in Toowoomba for northern NSW and QLD students. For southern NSW, VIC and SA students the location has yet to be decided
- Short answer assessment (25%)
- Practical assignment (25%)