Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures 24 hours practicals Lectures and practicals |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Eligibility for honours or postgraduate degree|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all 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 laboratory
activities and field trips. 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.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jacqueline Sara Rowarth
|Subject Overview:||This subject will focus on several aspects of interactions between agricultural plants and their environments. These include; phenological development; light interception, carbon economy; water use; responses to environmental stresses, including drought and salinity; nutrient economy; and pasture management. 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.|
|Assessment:||3000 words essay (40%) – by week 9 and 3 hour end of semester examination (60%)|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Agricultural Science |
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
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