FUTURE FARMING TECHNOLOGIES
Credit points: 15
Agricultural activities based on scientific principles that are aided with appropriate technologies can enable considerable commercial successes and competitive advantage. In this subject an understanding of the interrelationships between technology, performance, sustainability and production efficiency will be explored. Knowledge and skills in four key technological areas will be explored and developed: sensing systems through the development of skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as well as other specific sensing systems such as climate, environment, plant, animal and soil; productivity and benchmarking assessment with an emphasis on crop modelling techniques; 'green' technologies including the concepts underpinning the green revolution, genetic engineering and genomics and precision agriculture technologies and how these link to practical on-farm decision making in the commercial environment.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
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Epping, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Case study examining an application of future farming technology (2000 words)||40|
|Demonstration of practical competency and application||20|
|Group presentation exploring technology and perceptions of use in agriculture (20 minutes)||20|
|Tutorial Assessments (Problem solving tasks, 6 during semester)||20|