AGRO211 Identification and Adaptation of Agricultural Plants

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 2. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. There may be some discrepancies to published unit information while we work through the University processes to approve the changes and reflect them through publication. Information about online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 21 April 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
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 BIOL120 or RSNR120 or for BAgribusiness or Bed(InServConv): AGRO100 or candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or School of Science and Technology
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes

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) Brian Sindel (bsindel@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Without green plants we would neither breathe nor eat. Of the billions of tons of food the world consumes each year, the bulk comes from agricultural plants, which synthesise it out of air and soil with the help of sunlight. The remainder comes from animal products, which in turn are derived from plants. In this unit the student will become familiar with the recognition, ecology and adaptation of a wide range of agriculturally important plants, including pasture, crop and weed species. In particular students' will learn how to identify these plants and to understand in what ways they are adapted to soils and the climatic environment. The principles of how these plants interact with one another will also be addressed.

Important Information

The student is required to pass both the theory and practical components of this unit to pass the unit overall.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Grasses of New South Wales

ISBN: 9781921208225
Wheeler, D.J.B., Jacobs, S.W.L. and Whalley, R.D.B., UNE Publishing Unit 4th ed. 2008

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

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.

Compulsory Practical Quiz 50% 3000
Assessment Notes

A pass in this assessment is required in order to pass the unit

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Unit Quiz 10% 600
Assessment Notes

A pass in this assessment is required in order to pass the unit

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Final Theory Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

A pass in this assessment is required in order to pass the unit

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad knowledge of the subject by identifying and/or recognising a range of agriculturally important plant specimens and be able to name them (both common and botanical names);
  2. demonstrate a broad knowledge of related plants and their uses, communicating this information to others verbally and in written forms;
  3. show a broad understanding of the ecology of weed, crop and pasture species and their interactions and the regions to which they are adapted across Australia;
  4. demonstrate a broad knowledge of the origin of a wide range of species and transmit this information to others; and
  5. analyse and evaluate information that will demonstrate a broad understanding of the genetic differences between plants and the opportunities that exist for plant improvement in Australia.