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AGR2303 Agronomy

Short Description: Agronomy
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 050101 - Agricultural Science
Grading basis : Graded


This course outlines the characteristics and growing approaches of the main plant species used in Australian farming systems. The characteristics of field crops, pasture plants and horticultural species are outlined. Land preparation, planting approaches, fertiliser use and irrigation systems are also detailed. The major biological threats to crop health are discussed including weeds, microbial diseases and insect and vertebrate pests. The impacts of cropping on environmental health are explored. The course finishes with an exploration of food security in the 21st century.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 2 December 2021