AGRO501 Organic Agriculture - Principles and Practice

Updated: 15 August 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 6cp and candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

Consult unit coordinator on enrolment; 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

The unit consists of a special program of study in organic agriculture, tailored to meet the needs of individual students, involving guided reading and assessment. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the organic farming sector in Australia and overseas, as well as skills and knowledge in specific aspects of organic production relevant to their interests.

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. critically evaluate the principles and practices of organic farming;
  2. articulate the major agronomic and economic constraints faced by organic producers;
  3. demonstrate a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the known impacts of organic farming on the environment;
  4. display critical thinking and problem solving skills related to organic farming; and
  5. communicate effectively to others in written and verbal formats of the industry and place new knowledge in context.