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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Introduces students to the principles of regenerative agronomy. Students learn how to manage plants and animals in the context of regenerative agronomy. Ecologically based pest, weed and disease management is examined.  Agronomic monitoring systems are explored.

 

Unit content

  • Regenerative agronomic principles
  • Comparing conventional and regenerative approaches to agronomy
  • Managing soil health and constraints in the context of regenerative agronomy
  • Understanding the agronomic environment (landscape context)
  • Managing plants and animals from a regenerative agronomy perspective
  • Ecological management of pests, weeds and diseases
  • Monitoring regenerative agronomic systems

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify ecological strategies to manage weeds, pests and diseases
2 monitor a regenerative agronomic system
3 develop regenerative agronomic strategies
4 identify the principles of regenerative agronomy.

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

  1. identify ecological strategies to manage weeds, pests and diseases
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. monitor a regenerative agronomic system
    • GA4:
  3. develop regenerative agronomic strategies
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. identify the principles of regenerative agronomy.
    • GA4:
    • GA7: