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AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture

Short Description: Emerging Technologies in Agric
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 050101 - Agricultural Science
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 October 2020

Synopsis

The course begins by considering the historical effects of technological change on agriculture and on rural communities and the flow on effects to society as a whole. The contribution made to technological innovation by advances in our fundamental understanding of biological and physical sciences is discussed. Innovations arising from advances in genetics, crop protection, soil science; agricultural engineering and robotics, data collection and analysis, computer technologies and other fields will be surveyed. Students will have the opportunity to prepare two case studies of their choice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 27 October 2020