The importance of yield and productivity as key contributors to the profitability and sustainability of agricultural production systems is introduced in this subject. The subject aims to provide students with tools to investigate and analyse the influences of genetic, environmental and management factors on the yield and productivity of crop and livestock systems. The subject will cover key concepts in the design and analysis of agricultural field experiments and how models can be developed to aid decision-making and optimise production systems. Students will develop skills in presenting the outputs of experimental and model-based investigations in ways that are meaningful in an agricultural context. The aims and methods of qualitative research techniques and their use in agricultural settings will also be introduced.
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
Students are expected to undrestand the quantitative concepts as taught in AGS107
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