INTEGRATED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

AGR3IPM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this project-based subject students will draw together acquired knowledge and further research on a broad range of relevant topics, into a whole-of-system, integrated production management plan for a selected agricultural system. Topics to be considered and synthesised into the management plan include production scheduling, water and nutrition management, breeding and genetic improvement, pest management, crop or livestock health, food safety and quality assurance, environmental management, marketing, financial management and risk management. The integrated production management plan is submitted and assessed in three parts.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsNote: This subject is taught at the Epping campus of Melbourne Polytechnic.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Fertiliser Essentials

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrouwer, D

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNSW DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, NSW.

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Source locationN/A

Sustainable Pastures In Marginal Environments

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLi, G

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA.

ISBNN/A

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Field Crop Herbicide Guide

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChambers, A & Dean, N

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherKONDININ GROUP, CLOVERDALE, W.A.

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Interpreting soil test results : what do all the numbers mean

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHazelton, P & Murphy, B

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA.

ISBNN/A

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Internet field days : helping farmers to make better decisions

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPatton, L, Rees, H

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, BARTON, A.C.T.

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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 - Digital Capability
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify principle aspects of agricultural production management and apply concepts to yield and quality.
02. Analyse integrated agricultural production management information to set management priorities.
03. Prepare and present concise industry-ready reports, focused on management priorities.
04. Recognise and reflect on ethical, social and environmental issues applicable to agricultural production management from both a local and global perspective.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students complete online activities (pre-recorded lectures and other materials) prior to the scheduled workshop.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.50 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students can choose either the face-to-face or virtual (Online) class option.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.50 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students can choose either the face-to-face or virtual (Online) class option.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral presentation, 15 minutes (total 700-words equivalent).  This is an oral presentation delivered face-to-face, or via online interactive forum, or as a recorded podcast.  It is based upon ideas and resources discussed in Topics 1 and 2

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Integrated Production Management Plan - Part 1 (2200-words).  This written assessment is based upon ideas and resources discussed in Topics 3 to 8, and further student research

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Integrated Production Management Plan - Part 2 (1600-words).  This written assessment is based upon ideas and resources discussed in Topics 9 to 12, and further student research

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4