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Unit description

Develops regenerative strategies to modify and manage rural or urban farm enterprises through applying farming system assessment techniques for whole farm planning.. 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, and farming system assessment
  2. Regenerative practices and tools as applied to horticulture, cropping and livestock
  3. Applying strategies for ecologically based pest, weed and disease management
  4. Developing an action plan Part 1
  5. Developing an action plan Part 2
  6. Supporting regenerative farm transitions

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe a range of strategies of regenerative agriculture including agronomy and/or livestock management
2identify and apply ecological strategies as a team to address weed, pests and disease issues.
3apply a farming system 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
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.

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

  1. describe a range of strategies of regenerative agriculture including agronomy and/or livestock management
  2. identify and apply ecological strategies as a team to address weed, pests and disease issues.
  3. apply a farming system 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
  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.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

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Fee information

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