Crop Management

Subject 208-255 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 36 hours of practicals/tutorials
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 202-154 Introductory Biology for Land and Food
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 Ken Young
Subject Overview:

On completion of the subject, students should:

  • understand the growth phases of crops and how to monitor and measure these growth stages;

  • understand the determinants that drive plant growth and yield of crops;

  • have a working knowledge of plant nutrient requirements for the major crops of southern Australia and how to determine plant nutrient ­requirements;

  • be able to develop a pre-season plan for crops including forecasting potential yields;

  • understand the major constraints to plant growth including soil limitations, plant disease, insect and weed management; and

  • understand the different harvesting/grazing methods of crops and why they are used.

Assessment: Three-hour end-of-semester examination (50% of final marks), two 1500-word assignments (20% each of final marks) and one oral presentation (10% of final marks).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Agriculture

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