AGRO100 Agriculture in Practice

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 1 per government advice to avoid large indoor gatherings. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. We are working as quickly as possible to update the published information regarding unit assessments but warn that the information contained here may be inaccurate or subject to change. Information about assessment changes will be provided to student via individual Moodle unit sites as they become available. Immediate information on online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 10 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
24 June 2020 26 June 2020 Mandatory Both on campus and online students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School. Ability to enrol in this unit will be removed approx two days prior to the commencement of this mandatory intensive school.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Paul Kristiansen (
Unit Description

This unit examines the effects of climate, temperature, biotic, soil factors, markets and human resources on plant and animal production systems including introductory animal nutrition. The unit is designed to develop an appreciation of the environmental and biological factors that influence agricultural production systems. The unit encompasses practical considerations of the management of Australia's major agricultural and horticultural crops and pastures. This is achieved through practical problem solving exercises in chosen enterprises augmented by field visits to examine various enterprises within the New England area.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. identify the main environmental factors influencing a variety of plant and animal production systems in Australia;
  2. identify the main social factors influencing a variety of plant and animal production systems in Australia;
  3. identify the main biological factors influencing a variety of plant and animal production systems in Australia;
  4. use problem-solving skills to identify the major limiting factors to specific agricultural enterprises;and
  5. communicate the findings of problem solving exercises on specific enterprises in oral and written form.