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FORS 304

Agroforestry

Course overview

You’ll develop agroforestry management and planning skills, by deepening your knowledge of the various systems used in temperate and tropical regions.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 45 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course
and
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Ecology II: Principles of Ecology , ECOL-201
  • Environmental Analysis , ERST-201
  • Applied Agroforestry , FORS-270
  • Principles of Agricultural Systems , MGMT-201
  • Horticultural Systems , MGMT-214
  • Plant Science II: Plant Function , PLSC-201
  • Plant Production Systems , PLSC-204

Credits 15
Domestic fees $850.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Discuss the concept of land use capability, and how this influences the design and location of forests to meet both environmental and economic objectives.
  2. Describe the use of trees on farms for shade and shelter on Aotearoa-New Zealand farms.
  3. Understand the role of forestry in developing countries.
  4. Describe conservation, amenity and riparian values associated with forests.
  5. Recognise plantation forest silviculture, forest products and markets, including log products and carbon storage, and the major risks to forests.
  6. Analyse land use capability for Aotearoa-New Zealand farmlands, using published map resources and field inspection.
  7. Prescribe for management and enhancement of conservation, amenity and riparian values in the New Zealand landscape using trees.
  8. Recommend tree plantings to achieve specific shade and shelter objectives on Aotearoa-New Zealand farms.
  9. Review a scenario from a developing country where there are conflicts over use of forest resources.
  10. Analyse a woodlot project in terms of its inputs and outputs (woodflows, sales of logs, generation of carbon credits).

Course examiners

Jorie Knook

Dr Jorie Knook

Lecturer

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce

[email protected]