You’ll develop agroforestry management and planning skills, by deepening your knowledge of the various systems used in temperate and tropical regions.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Discuss the concept of land use capability, and how this influences the design and location of forests to meet both environmental and economic objectives.
- Describe the use of trees on farms for shade and shelter on Aotearoa-New Zealand farms.
- Understand the role of forestry in developing countries.
- Describe conservation, amenity and riparian values associated with forests.
- Recognise plantation forest silviculture, forest products and markets, including log products and carbon storage, and the major risks to forests.
- Analyse land use capability for Aotearoa-New Zealand farmlands, using published map resources and field inspection.
- Prescribe for management and enhancement of conservation, amenity and riparian values in the New Zealand landscape using trees.
- Recommend tree plantings to achieve specific shade and shelter objectives on Aotearoa-New Zealand farms.
- Review a scenario from a developing country where there are conflicts over use of forest resources.
- Analyse a woodlot project in terms of its inputs and outputs (woodflows, sales of logs, generation of carbon credits).
Dr Jorie Knook
Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce[email protected]