AGRONOMY 3012RW - Agronomy III

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of some of the important physiological principles to crop and pasture production and how these principles can be applied to agricultural systems. The course has two modules: (a) physiological bases of crop and pasture growth and resource utilisation; (b) impact of management practices on productivity, resource utilization, weed management and soil health. Specific topics covered include water use and water use efficiency, dry matter production and partitioning, the dynamics of water and nitrogen balances in agricultural systems, dual purpose cropping, canopy management, role of precision agriculture in improving resource use efficiency, effect of tillage systems on soil health and weed behaviour as well as factors affecting herbicide activity in the environment.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code AGRONOMY 3012RW
    Course Agronomy III
    Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Incompatible AGRONOMY 3016RW
    Assumed Knowledge AGRIC 2505RW
    Course Description This course aims to provide students with an understanding of some of the important physiological principles to crop and pasture production and how these principles can be applied to agricultural systems. The course has two modules: (a) physiological bases of crop and pasture growth and resource utilisation; (b) impact of management practices on productivity, resource utilization, weed management and soil health. Specific topics covered include water use and water use efficiency, dry matter production and partitioning, the dynamics of water and nitrogen balances in agricultural systems, dual purpose cropping, canopy management, role of precision agriculture in improving resource use efficiency, effect of tillage systems on soil health and weed behaviour as well as factors affecting herbicide activity in the environment.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Gurjeet Gill

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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