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Agronomy (AGRI30046)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeAGRI30046
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This subject focuses on understanding the main agronomic factors affecting Australian agriculture. Particular emphasis is placed on the interaction between and the management of water, fertilizers, pests and weeds. The subject begins with a general introduction on the application of principles of agronomy for guiding the formulation of decisions made by producers, their interpretation and the impacts they may have.

The aim with these concepts is to understand the impacts agronomic decisions have on the production and quality of plant systems. A range of modern Australian cropping systems serve as examples in this subject

Intended learning outcomes

  • A sound appreciation of the strengths, limits and practical realities of agronomy
  • An appreciation of the difficulties associated with making agronomic decisions
  • To understand how pests, diseases and weeds can be managed
  • To understand the principles of water and fertilizer management
  • Critically evaluate contemporary policy debates with reference to agronomic principles as applied to the agricultural sector

Generic skills

  • The capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning and research
  • An ability to derive, interpret and analyse technical information from primary and other sources
  • An ability to integrate information across a relevant discipline to solve problems in applied situations
  • The ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects
  • The capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry
  • An ability to derive, interpret and analyse economic information from primary sources
  • An intellectual curiosity

Last updated: 12 June 2019