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Agronomy & Cropping Systems (AGRI90058)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAGRI90058
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will discuss material and energy balances under a range of modern Australian cropping systems. The course will focus on the agronomic concepts essential to understand the impact of management on production and product quality of plant systems, and the impact of environmental, economic and social factors on both dryland and irrigated plant production. The objective of this subject is to understand how climate, water and nutrient availability affects the productivity and sustainability of plant production systems using lectures, practical examples, computer simulation exercises and field trips.

Intended learning outcomes


Generic skills

  • A profound respect for truth, intellectual and professional integrity, and the ethics of scholarship
  • The capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning and research
  • An ability to derive, interpret and analyse social, technical or economic information from primary and other sources
  • Awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, management and analysis of data
  • The capacity for creativity and innovation, through the application of skills and knowledge
  • An ability to integrate information across a relevant discipline to solve problems in applied situations
  • Highly developed computer - based skills to allow for effective on-line learning and communication
  • Highly developed written communication skills to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
  • Highly developed oral communication skills to allow informed dialogue and liaison with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
  • An appreciation of social and cultural diversity from a regional to a global context
  • The ability to participate effectively as a member of a team
  • The ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects

Last updated: 14 August 2019