Explore crop production from the level of global food security down to soil microbiology. Learn about crop domestication and the various end-uses for different crop species. Discuss the best options for crop and soil management for sustainable crop production. Find out what makes a good choice of cultivar.
Global food security and climate change
Crop species, quality and end-use
Crop domestication and breeding
Soils and water
Crop and soil management systems
Managing environmental impacts of crop production
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Apply the basic tenets of crop economics.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of end-uses for crop plant species.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Describe the origin and the processes of domestication and breeding for at least one crop plant species.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Formulate evidence-based hypotheses on the limits to crop growth under specific field conditions.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Evaluate crop and soil management systems with regard to production goals and sustainability.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Critically evaluate the environmental impacts of a cropping system and methods to mitigate impacts.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Analyse information to select suitable crop cultivars.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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