AGRI11002 - Crop Management Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit covers the fundamentals of crop production systems and is underpinned by the VET unit 'Manage agricultural crop production'. You will be introduced to a range of crop production systems including dry-land, irrigated, horticultural and orchard crops. The unit will use specific crop examples to demonstrate the fundamental factors that lead to growing a successful crop. You will be provided with an overview of crop physiology, crop nutrition and crop protection. The content of this unit will provide you with the necessary foundation for future units in the course.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Portfolio 40%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 19.05% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have you say - students feedback provided in Moodle.
Feedback
More time in the tutorials for mapping.
Recommendation
The mapping is a component of the Whole Farm Plan. CQU and QATC staff will revise this component.
Action Taken
QATC staff have revised the content.
Source: Have you say - students feedback provided in Moodle.
Feedback
Students suggested that the oral presentations prepared by the students and to be completed in the tutorial class should be uploaded into Moodle before the tutorial class.
Recommendation
This recommendation will be implemented next year. Student will ask to upload their presentations into Moodle before the tutorial.
Action Taken
QATC staff have delivered the tutorials.
Source: Have you say - students feedback provided in Moodle.
Feedback
More information and guidance is needed for the Natural Resource Management Plan.
Recommendation
The Natural Management Plan is a component of the Whole Farm Plan. CQU and QATC staff will revise this component.
Action Taken
QATC staff have revised the content.
Source: Moodle site - students feedback and unit coordinator
Feedback
Lecture delivery
Recommendation
CQUniversity staff will continue to work with the partner organisation to encourage the provision of appropriate delivery of content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle site - students feedback
Feedback
Unit content and alignment with assessments
Recommendation
CQUniversity staff will continue to work with the partner organisation to encourage the provision of appropriate delivery of content and its alignment with assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle site - students feedback
Feedback
Need for improved feedback
Recommendation
CQUniversity staff will continue to work with the partner organisation to ensure appropriate feedback is provided to students
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Determine management options and production targets for a cropping enterprise.
  2. Select, test and implement appropriate crop innovations into farm activities.
  3. Develop a whole of farm cropping management and risk mitigation plan.
  4. Critique the environmental and legal requirements of crop management systems.

This unit will contribute to a Diploma of Agriculture upon successful completion of year 1.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical and Written Assessment