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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.

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

Teaching and assessment

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