Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 60 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Contact hours: 60. Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 120 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Marc Nicolas
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
|Subject Overview:||The production of plant food and fibre involves the manipulation of plant growth and development to achieve desired levels of yield and quality. This subject considers how crop and pasture canopies grow by acquiring resources from the environment, how plants allocate resources to different growth processes, and how management and environment (including climate change) affect plant production in Australia and worldwide. Plant processes will be presented at the plant, canopy and community level, touching on the wider implications for water and nutrient management as they influence landscape processes such as salinity and soil acidification.|
On completion of this subject students will:
|Assessment:||One 3-hour examination worth 50% of final marks; two practical reports equivalent to 3000 words (first report 15% of final marks, second report 25% of final marks) and one and one mid-semester assessment worth 10% of final marks.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Taiz, L. and Zeiger, E. (2006) Plant Physiology. 4th edition. Sinauer Associates.|
|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|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:
|Notes:||This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only).|
Bachelor of Agriculture |
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED. |
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