INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will extend and apply knowledge of agronomy and agricultural enterprises to the management of agricultural systems. The place of 'organic' and 'biodynamic' farming in an integrated model will be considered. Students will examine the interrelationships between technology, production efficiency and sustainability using simulation software. Attention will be paid to the management of production enterprises, including broad-acre cereal cropping and grazing pastures; use of genetically-modified crops in agricultural systems; pest management and their economic impact on farm enterprises, local markets and international trade. Students will analyse integrated crop management information to set management priorities; prepare and present concise industry-ready reports; and develop skills in recognising and reflecting on ethical, social and environmental issues applicable to crop management.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Fertiliser Essentials||Recommended||Brouwer, D 2006||NSW DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, NSW.|
|Readings||Field Crop Herbicide Guide||Recommended||Chambers, A & Dean, N 2004||KONDININ GROUP, CLOVERDALE, W.A.|
|Readings||Internet field days : helpding farmers to make better decisions||Recommended||Patton, L, Rees, H 2007||RURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, BARTON, A.C.T.|
|Readings||Interpreting soil test results : what do all the numbers mean?||Recommended||Hazelton, P & Murphy, B 2007||CSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA.|
|Readings||Sustainable Pastures In Marginal Environments||Recommended||Li, G 2007||CSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA.|
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Epping, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Case Study (2 x 1500 words)||60|
|Industry report (1 x 2000 words)||40|