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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Instructor

Instructor rating4.85/5 (7 Ratings)Info
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Graeme Martin 

Professor
School of Agriculture and Environment
7,908 Learners
1 Course

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University of Western Australia

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Course

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
360 Farm Tour8m
Introduction to Ridgefield Farm Manager - Mr Steven Wainewright4m
1 reading
The 'UWA Future Farm 2050' Project - testing multidisciplinary options for future food production systems10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 205018m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Water and Soils

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Asst/Professor Matthias Leopold: Soils8m
Interview with Emeritus Professor Lynette Abbott6m
Dr Matt Hipsey: Water14m
2 readings
Optional Readings: Soil10m
Optional Readings: Water10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2: Soils10m
Week 2: Water8m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Ecological Cropping

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Professor Stephen Powles: Cropping and Weed Management20m
Interview with Dr Ken Flower11m
Interview with Wheatbelt Farmer Shauna Stone8m
Professor Wallace Cowling: Plant Breeding14m
360 Wheat Crop Harvest1m
1 reading
Optional Readings: Ecological Cropping10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2: Ecological Cropping20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Versatile Livestock Systems

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Professor Philip Vercoe: Versatile Livestock Systems20m
1 reading
Optional Readings: Versatile Livestock Systems10m
1 practice exercise
Versatile Livestock Systems20m
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Top reviews from Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050

By BOOct 10th 2019

Friendly class for new college students. Easy to follow lectures and important materials makes the class great. I would love to see the farm in person, or make a small scale one on my own property.

By RKJan 28th 2020

one of the best learning experiences, i have ever had.\n\nThank you entire team of instructors and also to coursera for providing this opportunity to me...

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