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Plant and Soil Science

MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

This major will provide graduates with a depth and breadth of understanding in plant and soil science in the context of agricultural production systems. Students of this major will study subjects in soil management, agronomy, plant health for growth and production and crop management. Students will also gain a detailed understanding of the drivers of plant industries and how management strategies can optimise yield and product quality.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this major, students will have:

  • A strong understanding of the determinants of soil and plant health
  • An understanding of the structure and function of plant production industries in Australia and around the world, including the determinants of production and their implications for land management
  • An understanding of soil function and to use this to develop appropriate management plans to promote agricultural productivity and minimise environmental impacts
  • The ability to critically evaluate options, and formulate plans that will ensure long term industry and environmental sustainability
  • An understanding of current issues facing plant production systems
  • The skills to effectively analyse, and scientifically evaluate problems relating to plant production industries
  • The ability to communicate and discuss scientific and industry information with relevant stakeholders
Last updated: 3 April 2019