Fundamental Principles of Agriculture A
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Upon completing this subject, the student should be able to:
- Define and describe key components of agricultural production systems
- Apply knowledge to explain the processes and interactions among the components of agricultural production systems
- Analyse and evaluate practical management approaches for agricultural production systems
- Evaluate and communicate practical application of key concepts to agricultural production systems
- Overview of unit and introduction to agricultural production systems
- Biogeochemical cycles
- Energy flows, food chains, food webs and trophic levels
- Photosynthesis, respiration, nutrient flows and plant growth
- Agricultural production systems
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This subject will provide you with an understanding of biological, geological, chemical and physical processes, in an agricultural context (commercial food and fibre productions systems). Processes explored will include biogeochemical cycles, photosynthesis, respiration, energy flows and transfer of nutrients. You will learn about the roles and interactions of living organisms and non-living components of agricultural production systems. You will have the opportunity to explore agricultural production systems and processes through practical experiences, tutorials and workshops.
This subject also builds on concepts of learning through practice from Year 1 by introducing you to more complex learning experiences including:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual
- Hydrological cycle graphic (20%)
- Industry engagement report (30%)
- Case Study Report (50%)