COTT500 Applied Cotton Production

Updated: 05 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
06 May 2019 08 May 2019 Mandatory Mandatory excursion for on-campus students to be held in Goondiwindi. Exact details to be confirmed in the study guide. The mandatory internal excursion will incur a $150 charge, which must be paid prior to departure at the following link. Mandatory intensive school for online students.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions COTT300 or COTT400
Notes

All online students will receive a 'Cotton Production' manual produced by the UNE and Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC). Online Students attend a three-day Mandatory Intensive School in May and on campus Students attend a mandatory excursion to Goondiwindi prior to the beginning of the Trimester. Enrolment into this unit will close two days prior to the commencement of the mandatory excursion for on campus students.

Combined Units COTT300 - Applied Cotton Production
COTT400 - Applied Cotton Production
Coordinator(s) Oliver Knox (oknox@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides the grounding for sustainable cotton production by examining aspects of breeding, cotton growth and development, nutrition and soil management, irrigation, farm design and cotton quality. Online students attend an intensive school in Goondiwindi. On campus students attend a mandatory excursion to Goondiwindi.

Materials No text required
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 Mandatory Excursion Attendance 0%
Assessment Notes

Online Students attend a three-day Mandatory Intensive School in May and on campus Students attend a mandatory excursion to Goondiwindi at the beginning of the Trimester.

Compulsory Online Tasks and Assessment 6% 200
Assessment Notes

Web communication, research and online quizzes.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Written Essay 6% 600
Assessment Notes

Essay on agronomic cotton issue addressed in industry magazine article.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4

Compulsory Written Essay 24% 2300
Assessment Notes

Essay on managing cotton for yield.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4

Compulsory Written Essay 24% 2300
Assessment Notes

Essay on efficient use of cotton production inputs.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4

Compulsory UNE Examination 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Open book exam on all unit materials.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the framework and principles of the cotton production system and demonstrate the agronomic skills and knowledge of natural, human and economy resources necessary to produce economically and environmentally sustainable cotton crops;
  2. analyse critically and put into practice the principles behind the use of inputs, particularly crop nutrition and water management, for efficient cotton production;
  3. critically evaluate the infrastructure behind the production of cotton in Australia, from plant breeding and seed production through in-field growth to ginning of the raw cotton fibre;
  4. investigate, analyse and synthesise information on the differences between cotton production in Australia and other countries;
  5. justify and interpret theoretical and practical propositions and methodologies and suggest solutions to managing cotton production systems towards greater economic and environmental sustainability; and
  6. critically evaluate sources, values and validity of information in professional journals and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice.