This subject explores the ethics and value systems underlying a range of 'alternative' agriculture systems that forgo the use of such inputs as most synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Case studies examine some of the practices used by organic farming groups for agricultural production and marketing. The certification standards of these organisations and the transitions required from conventional systems to organic systems are studied. The subject focuses on three principal approaches to management of agricultural land and communities:
Permaculture principles and their application to agriculture
Organic Agriculture and Horticulture
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
School of Rural Management
Biodynamic Agriculture Topic 1 The farm as an organism Topic 2 Background to biodynamic agriculture Topic 3 Soil mineral processes and organic matter formation Topic 4 Soil fertility Topic 5 Crop, pasture and animal husbandry Topic 6 Pest and weed control Topic 7 Planetary rhythms Topic 8 Research Topic 9 Marketing biodynamic produce Topic 10 Conversion to biodynamic methods Topic 11 Bidynamic organizations and activities Topic 12 Certification standards Permaculture principles and their application to agriculture Principles 1 - 12 Organic agriculture and horticulture Topic 1 Introduction to organic farming Topic 2 Principles of organic farming Topic 3 Soil management Topic 4 Managing plant nutrition Topic 5 Animal management Topic 6 Pest, disease and weed management Topic 7 Conversion to organic agriculture Topic 8 Certification Topic 9 Marketing Topic 10 Organic agriculture: today and the future
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The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.