Principles of Agricultural Production
Undergraduate | TAS-ZAB221 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
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Principles of Agricultural Production
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Define and describe key components and cycles 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 and introduction
- Biogeochemical cycles - Hydrological
- Biogeochemical cycles - Carbon
- Biogeochemical cycles - Nitrogen
- Biogeochemical cycles - Phosphorous and Sulphur
- Energy Flows, food chains, food webs and trophic levels
- Photosynthesis and respiration
- Nutrient flows and plant growth
- Microorganisms in agricultural production systems
- Agricultural production systems - Parts 1,2,3
This subject will provide you with an understanding of biological, geological, chemical and physical processes, as they relate to agricultural production 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 (40%)
- Case Study Report (40%)
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