Plant Production Systems
You’ll cultivate your understanding of the principles of pasture and crop production and its management in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the relationship between pasture and crop production and environmental factors.
- Outline how to establish and manage perennial pastures in sustainable animal production systems.
- Understand how to grow profitably the main cash and forage crops used in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
- Assess the technical efficiency of a pastoral or cropping enterprise and suggest methods for improvement where necessary.
- Describe and explain the philosophical, scientific and ethical principles underlying agricultural science research.
- Recognise his or her limitations of knowledge about agriculture and agricultural science and a willingness to seek help when these limitations are met.
- Demonstrate critical thinking by weighing, evaluating and integrating new information into his or her understanding of issues.
- Manage uncertainty in scientific interpretation and decision-making and their application to agriculture and agricultural production by applying the appropriate awareness and skills.
Professor Derrick Moot
Department of Agricultural Sciences[email protected]