Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

AGRC2020

Assessment methods

Progressive assignment and Final examination

Course coordinator

Dr Marisa Collins

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 External External Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of agronomy and crop production. In both a classroom and field setting, this will include a bigger picture exploration of cropping zones in Australia, and move onto a "ground up" approach of crop production. Topics covered will include importance of healthy soils in sustainable production, tillage, crop selection and rotations, management of soil water and crop nutrition in rain-fed and irrigated farming systems as well as off-site impacts of agriculture. The course should provide students with a good foundation of the key factors driving crop production in cropping and mixed farming businesses.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 Gatton Internal Course Profile