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Major overview

Overview

In this major you’ll focus on the science of plant production and soil management to identify constraints and increase efficiencies. Build your knowledge of the fundamentals of plant physiology, the basics of biochemistry and soil processes, including the rapidly expanding field of soil microbiology.

You'll gain an understanding of soil function and appropriate management plans to promote agricultural productivity and minimise environmental impacts, with subjects in ecology, water and soil management, plant growth and nutrition.

Learn how to address issues in plant health and sustainable agriculture, with subjects in ecology, water and soil management, plant growth and nutrition. It will provide you with a strong understanding of agronomy – the science of using plants for food, fuel, fiber and land reclamation.