DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRICULTURE

AGR3DTA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Digital technologies used in agricultural and rural enterprises that are used globally, will be explored with relevant industry examples.  These will include the use of field sensors, telemetry, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and geographical information systems (GIS), in the collection, management and analysis of proximal and remotely sensed data.  The use of agricultural production simulation models as predictive and decision-support tools will also be explored. An understanding of the role of digital technologies in facilitating enhanced agricultural production efficiency, and environmental and social sustainability will be developed. 

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, Self-scheduled lectures, flipped classroom, workshops and field exercises 

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR2FFT

Equivalent subjectsAGR3FTE

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must be enrolled by the end of the first week of semester; no new enrolments can be processed from the beginning of the second week of semester.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Practical applications of a multisensor UAV platform based on multispectral, thermal and RGB high resolution images in precision viticulture

Resource TypeJournal article

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMatese, A and Di Gennaro, SF

Year2018

Edition/VolumeAgriculture 8(7), 116

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8070116  

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Application of EM38: Determination of Soil Parameters, Selection of Soil Sampling Points and Use in Agriculture and Archaeology

Resource TypeJournal article

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHeil, K and Scmidhalter, U

Year2017

Edition/VolumeSensors 17,2540

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/17/11/2540  

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and its role in Agriculture

Resource TypeJournal article

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJena, J, Misra, SR, Tripathi, KP

Year2019

Edition/VolumeAgriculture and Food 1 (2): 2581-8317

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Satellite and proximal sensing to estimate the yield and quality of table grapes

Resource TypeJournal article

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAnastasiou, E, Balafoutis, A, Darra, N, Psiroukis, V, Biniari, A, Xanthopoulos, G and Fountas, S

Year2018

Edition/VolumeAgriculture 8(7), 94

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Green RFID Systems

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGaydon, DS

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleSAARC Agriculture Centre, SAC Monograph: Chapter 2 in The SAARC-Australia project-developing capacity in cropping systems modelling for South Asia, eds. Gaydon, Saiyed and Roth

Chapter/issue2

URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/263238329_The_APSIM_Model_-_An_Overview  

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Contribution of Remote Sensing on Crop Models: A Review

Resource TypeJournal article

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKasampalis, DA, Alexandridis, TK, Deva, C, Challinor, A, Moshou, D and Zalidis G

Year2018

Edition/VolumeJournal of Imaging 4(4): 52

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging4040052  

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Undertake critical analysis of digital technologies in agricultural production by exploring interrelationships between the technologies, agricultural production efficiency, and environmental and social sustainability.
02. Critically analyse and evaluate the use of a range of sensing technologies in agricultural and natural resource management.
03. Critically analyse and evaluate the use of geospatially referenced information in agricultural and natural resource management.
04. Critically analyse and evaluate the use of agricultural production simulation modelling software as predictive and decision support tools for agricultural enterprises.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Two 4.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 6.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Sensing workshop report (1125 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

Precision agriculture workshop report (2250 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Modelling workshop exercise (1125 words) 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4