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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Develops regenerative strategies to modify and manage rural or urban farm enterprises through applying farming system assessment techniques for whole farm planning.. 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.      Applied Agroecology – Operating within planetary and catchment limits across the operational lifecycle 
2.      Applied Agroecology – Water  
3.      Applied Agroecology – Plant-herbivore interactions 
4.      Applied Agroecology – Soil and microbes 
5.      Applied Agroecology – Feeding the food web 
6.      Applied Agroecology – Landscape and farm planning 

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:
1 describe a range of strategies of regenerative agriculture including agronomy and/or livestock management
2 identify and apply ecological strategies as a team to address weed, pests and disease issues.
3 apply a farming system 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.

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

  1. describe a range of strategies of regenerative agriculture including agronomy and/or livestock management
  2. identify and apply ecological strategies as a team to address weed, pests and disease issues.
  3. apply a farming system 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.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.