LAND MANAGEMENT

AGR2LMT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This fully online subject is an introduction to land management, particularly in relation to agricultural production systems and environmental and economic sustainability. Through a series of case studies, students will investigate the biological and environmental factors influencing soil and plant productivity, the effect of inputs and the economic importance of good land management.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AGR1AAS and must be enrolled in course LBBAB, or obtain subject coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects AGR2ILS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the significance and relevance of soil and landscape management in agriculture

Activities:
Using case study analysis, and online group discussions, students will explore soil and landscape properties.

02. Research, develop and describe a crop and/or pasture establishment program in a format suitable for a professional audience

Activities:
Using case study analysis, and online group discussions, students will explore crop and pasture establishment.

03. Demonstrate knowledge of and explain the implications of climate change on agricultural production systems.

Activities:
Using case study analysis, and online group discussions, students will explore the impacts of climate change on production landscapes.

04. Describe and explain agronomic practices of crops and pastures in both dryland and irrigated environments

Activities:
Using case study analysis, and online group discussions, students will explore a variety of water-use issues.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online class discussions via delivered via Zoom, Collaborate or similar technology."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study reports (equivalent to 2000 words)One for each case study. 50 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective piece (equivalent to 1000 words)One for each case study. 20 01, 02, 03, 04
On-line quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words) Weekly.20 01, 02, 03, 04
Participation in on-line activties and discussion sessions (equivalent to 500 words)Weekly.10 01, 02, 03, 04