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Unit description

Students will develop regenerative strategies to modify and manage rural or urban farm enterprises through applying life-cyle assessment techniques. A suite of tools, including grazing, fire, (no) tillage; biological fertilisers; composting, syntropics, agroforestry, cover cropping and ecologically based pest, weed and disease management are applied in a case study context.

Unit content

  1. Managing transitions to a regenerative farm enterprise, using life cycle assessment
  2. Regenerative practices and tools as applied to horticulture, cropping and livestock
  3. Ecologically based pest, weed and disease management
  4. Developing an action plan Part 1
  5. Developing an action plan Part 2
  6. Supporting farm transition

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe a range of strategies of regenerative agriculture including agronomy and livestock managementIntellectual rigour
2identify and apply ecological strategies to address weed, pests and disease issuesIntellectual rigour
3apply a life cycle assessment framework to identify farm characteristics in a case study context, including natural capital, agricultural capital, agricultural enterprise/s, human resources and the financial systemKnowledge of a discipline
4develop and effectively communicate a whole farm plan that applies a mix of strategies to move towards a more regenerative agricultural social, environmental and economic system.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe a range of strategies of regenerative agriculture including agronomy and livestock management
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. identify and apply ecological strategies to address weed, pests and disease issues
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. apply a life cycle assessment framework to identify farm characteristics in a case study context, including natural capital, agricultural capital, agricultural enterprise/s, human resources and the financial system
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. develop and effectively communicate a whole farm plan that applies a mix of strategies to move towards a more regenerative agricultural social, environmental and economic system.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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