FIELD CROP AGRONOMY
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will participate in a series of case studies and a field trip to cropping regions in rural Victoria. You will work in teams and act as advisers to grower clients on how best to manage their crop production business. You will develop skills in accessing relevant information and in a range of teamwork and communication activities, as you develop your recommendations for a series of problems areas, for the client in the case study. On the field trip, you will learn basic field crop agronomy and research skills.
Subject Co-ordinatorJames Hunt
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents MUST check details of dates & costs of field trips with the department. This field course incurs additional costs.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Hunt
Problem Based LearningWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Short written problem-solving recommendations (1000 word equivalent). Completed in class at the end of problem solving sessions
Online quizzes x 10 (total 500 words equivalent). Quizzes test knowledge of readings and preparation for problem solving sessions
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Consultant's report (1000 word equivalent)
Photo (spelfie) collection (750 word equivalent). Photo collections will be assessed for accuracy of species identification and quality of photos.
Yield estimate report (750 word equivalent). Yield estimate worksheets will be assessed for correct calculations based on field observations.