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The Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050 Course is based on a clear vision: imagine best practice farming for 2050, start to implement these strategies now, all the while making sure it will still be profitable. At UWA we're doing just that with the Future Farm 2050 Project, set on a mixed-enterprise farm in Western Australia and we want you to learn how it can be done in your part of the world. Although this course is based on agriculture, it's not only about farming. It is a multi-disciplinary course that addresses a wide range of issues confronting the industry, including rural communities, rural infrastructure and conservation of biodiversity in agriculture. By completing this course you will understand that feeding and clothing the planet requires a multi-disciplinary approach and upon completion you will be able to explain best practices of sustainable farming and apply them in new contexts....
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Sugerido: 7 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per week

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Sugerido: 7 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per week

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Introduction to the Course

Welcome to "Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050". In this first week you'll be introduced to the UWA Future Farm 2050 Project, an initiative by UWA in agricultural R&D and regional engagement. The project is centred on agriculture but you'll discover that feeding the world needs a mutli-disciplinary approach, and there are a wide range of issues confronting the agricultural industry which must be addressed if we are to cope with population projections for 2050....
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3 vídeos (Total de 33 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video3 videos
360 Farm Tour8min
Introduction to Ridgefield Farm Manager - Mr Steven Wainewright4min
Reading1 leituras
The 'UWA Future Farm 2050' Project - testing multidisciplinary options for future food production systems10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Introduction to Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 205018min

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Water and Soils

Welcome to the second week of "Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050". This week you will gain an understanding into the importance of soil and water and its careful management. ...
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4 vídeos (Total de 30 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video4 videos
Asst/Professor Matthias Leopold: Soils8min
Interview with Emeritus Professor Lynette Abbott6min
Dr Matt Hipsey: Water14min
Reading2 leituras
Optional Readings: Soil10min
Optional Readings: Water10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Week 2: Soils10min
Week 2: Water8min

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Ecological Cropping

Welcome to Week 3 of "Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050". This week you'll be introduced to Ecological Cropping, and more specifically weed management and plant breeding. Effective weed management strategies, in a changing environment with increasing resistance to herbicides, has become increasingly important for crop management. In addition to these management strategies, successful cropping also depends on high yielding varieties, tolerant to a changing environment. ...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 58 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video6 videos
Professor Stephen Powles: Cropping and Weed Management20min
Interview with Dr Ken Flower11min
Interview with Wheatbelt Farmer Shauna Stone8min
Professor Wallace Cowling: Plant Breeding14min
360 Wheat Crop Harvest1min
Reading1 leituras
Optional Readings: Ecological Cropping10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 2: Ecological Cropping20min

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Versatile Livestock Systems

Welcome to Week 4 of "Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050". This week you'll be introduced to Versatile Livestock Systems. You'll learn about the about the principles of "Clean, Green and Ethical" livestock management. This is the driving livestock management principle of the Future Farm 2050 Project. You'll also understand the risks associated with livestock production in drylands, working towards versatile systems and managing the relationship between animals and the environment. ...
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2 vídeos (Total de 22 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video2 videos
Professor Philip Vercoe: Versatile Livestock Systems20min
Reading1 leituras
Optional Readings: Versatile Livestock Systems10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Versatile Livestock Systems20min
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por JRJan 11th 2018

Different subjects related to sustainable farming are well presented highlighting many interesting aspects in general and illustrated by local examples

por JQNov 16th 2017

WHAT AN INTERESTING AND GREAT COURSE! I WISH I HAD LEARNED A LOT OF THIS STUFF YEARS AGO. IT ALL MAKES SUCH GREAT SENSE. THANKS SO MUCH!

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School of Agriculture and Environment

Sobre University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 and continues to set the standard for other West Australian universities. Staff, students and graduates from the University have been recognised at state, national and international levels, and UWA continues to confirm its standing as one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. UWA's leaders and researchers work in partnership with three domestic and international networks, the Group of Eight, Matariki and the Worldwide Universities Network....

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