Crop and Pasture Physiology

Subject 208-301 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and 36 hours of practicals
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 202-201 Plant Function
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Marc Nicolas
Subject Overview:

Students should develop an understanding of the productive processes that determine growth and yield in crop and pasture communities. They should also develop skills in critically analysing literature and in designing and conducting experiments.

On completion of this subject, students should be able to understand the interactions between plant canopies and the environment that determine yield and product quality; synthesise information from a range of disciplines including plant anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and engineering (environmental physics); critically analyse literature on physiological and agronomic topics; set up and conduct experiments to test hypotheses; and interpret experimental results and report their findings in seminars and written reports.

The main sections are phenological development; light interception, carbon economy; water use; responses to environmental stresses, including drought and salinity; nutrient economy; and pasture management.

Assessment: A 3-hour end-of-semester written examination and two written assignments of no more than 4000 words each.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Agricultural Science

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