Plant Production Systems (N)

Subject 208-347 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - 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: 24 hours of lectures, 36 hours of case studies
Total Time Commitment: 200 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 208 279 Plants in the Environment (N)
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: 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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit (8344 7068 or


Ken Young & Greg Dunn
Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject students should have developed a detailed knowledge on the management process required to grow crops and pastures with specialization in one cropping / pasture system.
Students should have developed the skills to be able to assess a cropping system on its productivity and to be able advise on mechanisms to improve productivity and sustainability

Assessment: Assignments (40%), End of Semester Examination (60%)
Prescribed Texts: None
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: This subject encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the subject, students should be able to:
• Exercise problem solving skills
• Think critically and organise knowledge
• Apply mathematical concepts to the understanding of physical processes
• Demonstrate both written and oral communication skills
• Plan work and use time effectively
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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Agriculture

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