AGF201 Agroforestry (8)

This subject has been developed in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Plant-based Management of Dryland Salinity. It develops the essential practical skills and knowledge involved with the establishment and management of viable agroforestry enterprises that assist to mitigate salinity. The subject will be delivered with a combined online and DVD component together with a three day residential school.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Enrolment restrictions
Subject only available to students with online access and access to a DVD player.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to read the landscape for land capability;
  • be able to prepare physical and financial plans of agroforestry projects;
  • be able to identify useful agroforestry species and know where to use them;
  • be able to analyse and interpret the ecological and economic principles of agroforestry systems;
  • be able to analyse and interpret the balance between the production and environmental values;
  • be able to distil information regarding the institutions involved with the funding, implementation and research in agroforestry in Australia; and
  • be able to plan and establish a protocol for the establishment of a viable agroforestry enterprise.
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The syllabus will cover the following topics:
  • - Part 1 - Overarching themes in Agroforestry (Introduction);
  • - Part 2 - The environmental function of Agroforestry;
  • - Part 3 - The human function;
  • - Production
  • - Aesthetics
  • - Part 4 - Agroforestry practice;
  • - Planning
  • - Species selection
  • - Economics
  • - Establishment
  • - Silvaculture
  • - Measurement
  • - New farming systems options
  • - Institutions (Policy);
Residential School
This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.Primarily Field Trip activities, incorporating on ground application of subject theory.
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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