Crop Management

Subject AGRI20019 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 36 hours of practicals/tutorials
Total Time Commitment:

Information not available

Prerequisites: 202-154 Introductory Biology for Land and Food
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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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.




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).

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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