LAND MANAGEMENT

AGR2LMT

2020

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAgriculture in AustraliaRecommendedMalcolm, Barlow, Leury and Sale, 2009Oxford University Press
ReadingsAustralian Agriculture in 2020: From Conservation to AutomationRecommendedEds J Pratley and J KirkegaardAgronomy Australia and Charles Sturt University: Wagga Wagga

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 activities, students will explore soil and landscape properties.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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 activities, students will explore crop and pasture establishment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Using case study analysis, and online group activities, students will explore the impacts of climate change on production landscapes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Using case study analysis, and online activities, students will explore a variety of water-use issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2020, 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 every two weeks 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*
Reflective pieces (Two 500 word pieces; equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
On-line quizzes (Four 250 word quizzes; equivalent to 1000 words) 20 minutes per quiz.One per topic.20 01, 02, 03, 04
Case study reports (One 800 word and one 1200 word report; equivalent to 2000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04