SOIL511 Productive Soil SystemsUpdated: 15 February 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award and permission of unit coordinator|
|Restrictions||SOIL311 or SOIL411|
This unit requires 'permission of unit coordinator' - follow the steps below:
1. Contact the unit coordinator in writing (email).
2. Enrol online in the unit, completing the "waive prerequisites" form and attaching the Unit Coordinator's written approval.
3. Make contact via AskUNE in the event of any difficulties with the above steps.
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.
- Productive Soil Systems
|Coordinator(s)||Chris Guppy (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Soil sustains life. However, increasing world population places exhaustive demands on limited soil resources. Students leave this unit with an understanding of the interactions between soil, plants, nutrients, water and climate resulting in productive systems. Students will understand the principles behind increasing resource use efficiency in soil systems. Critical thinking will be encouraged through problem based scenarios designed to emphasise the key processes driving soil fertility. Students will be able to interpret soil and plant tests, diagnose plant nutritional constraints, recommend management options to improve soil productivity, and assess the claims of the myriad products available to improve soil health.
|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 information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: