PSC270 Annual Crop Management (8)


This subject covers the production and management of annual crops in agriculture. Agronomic principles are taught within the context of annual winter and summer crops. Marketing, financial management and alternative production methods are also covered to provide a wide exposure to this important part of Australian agriculture.  There is a two day residential school.

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Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Distance*Orange Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PSC270
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

AGR156 or PSC102 or PSC103

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to determine business and production goals for annual crop enterprises
Be able to plan a cropping system for a dryland and irrigated annual crop production
Be able to manage and evaluate the performance of annual crops
Be able to identify and describe the growth cycle for a range of annual crops
Be able to identify the agronomic requirements for a winter and a summer crop
Be able to identify the specialised technology or management interventions necessary for the production, processing and/or distribution of selected annual crops or their by-products
Be able to determine market requirements for selected annual crops or their by-products.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Crop production systems
Crop decision-making
Land preparation
Crop nutrition
Weed management
Planting strategies
Winter crops
Summer crops
Crop growth and development
Harvesting and marketing/selling
Alternative production methods and current issues

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 2 day residential school. crop rotations and programs
crop growth cycles
crop morphology and identification
plant growth and development
field crop nutrition and irrigation
farm visits to discuss crop management


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.