The main emphasis of this subject is on the development of skills to create a plan for a rural property that meets the business goals of the farm yet is ecologically sustainable. Although it focuses on the farm, consideration is given to planning within a catchment. The subject involves an appraisal of the biophysical resources of a property and an assessment of the impact of agricultural activities on the environment. A plan for future development is prepared which integrates issues associated with ecology, agricultural production, economics, natural resource management, and personal aspirations. Students must have access to a farm and will need an aerial photograph of the farm to complete this subject. This subject is not recommended for students beginning postgraduate studies with little knowledge of agriculture or soils.
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
- The impact of agriculture on the environment
- Sustainability and its application to property planning
- The biophysical planning process
- Appraising the biophysical resources
- Property planning for sustainable, productive and economic land use
- Property planning and the environmental/catchment context
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.