School Of Science

Agricultural TechnologiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301370.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit will provide students with knowledge and practical experience of new technologies associated with broad-acre and intensive cropping and pastures, and their role in mixed farming systems. A major focus of this unit is how new technologies such as drones, machine learning, remote sensing and imaging science technologies are contributing to more productive and sustainable land management systems. The advanced agronomy component of the unit will explore keys to successful crop and pasture management - recognising variability in performance within the paddock and farm, diagnosing the underlying causes of spatial and temporal variability, and using precision agriculture tools to produce better informed enterprise management decisions, plant yield, sustainability and quality for end-users.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must supply standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate to their discipline and use PPE and engineering requirements as specified by their risk assessment.

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