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PLSC 071

Annual Crop Production

Course overview

You’ll look at the principles of intensive crop production that align with practical management of important economic field crops to Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below

pre-requisite

  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Plant Studies, PLSC-21 PLSC-21R

or

pre-requisite

  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Plant Husbandry, PLSC-24 PLSC-24R
Credits 15
Domestic fees $895.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Explain the basic first principles involved in crop production.
  2. Understand different cropping systems in Aotearoa-New Zealand and around the world. 
  3. Articulate the management of a range of Aotearoa-New Zealand grown crops.
  4. Identify different crop types and their growth stages.
  5. Apply computing skills in recording, manipulating, analysing and presenting crop farm data.
  6. Identify strengths and weaknesses in a range of crop systems in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  7. Apply ‘best practice’ in farm systems management, for outcomes of crop product, environment and sustainable resource use. 

Course examiners

Tom Maxwell

Dr Thomas M R Maxwell

Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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