Principles of Crop Production
Undergraduate | TAS-ZAB223 | 2024
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- 14 weeks
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- 22 July 2024
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Principles of Crop Production
About this subject
On successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:
- Identify and describe the key factors of crop production in contemporary practice situations.
- Apply your knowledge of production principles in designing a crop establishment and management plan.
- Evaluate and communicate management approaches to crop health and productivity.
- Use reflective techniques to evaluate the relationship between skills/knowledge and the practitioner.
- Overview of crop production
- Crop management strategies
- Crop planning and establishment
- Crop growth and development
- Crop nutrition
- Irrigation and water requirements
- Crop monitoring - parts 1, 2
- Yield and quality
- Cost of production
In this subject you will learn the principles of crop production, which include management of growth media, plant water requirements, and cultivar choice. You will explore plant establishment, growth characteristics, crop nutrition, cultural management, and methods of crop monitoring to achieve optimal crop growth and final yield. You will also investigate different management approaches and how they impact upon crop health and productivity.
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.
- Crop Production Plan (40%)
- Crop Trial Report (30%)
- Mind Map (30%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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