Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Science, Sunway
OfferedSunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Adeline Ting Su Yien


This unit introduces traditional and modern practices involved in crop production. It includes environmental, genetic, physiological and cultural factors influencing crop growth and yield, and emphasises the growth, development and yield of several important tropical crop species and their management for sustainable production. A field trip will enhance students' understanding of crop plant identification, soil and environmental factors affecting plant growth as well as pest management.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify plant species of agricultural importance;

  1. Demonstrate good understanding of the principles involved in crop production and methods for crop improvement;

  1. Apply specialised knowledge on important factors affecting crop growth and yield to achieve sustainable production of important tropical crops;

  1. Analyse, interpret and present scientific data effectively.


Three projects: 30%
Two laboratory reports: 15%
One field trip: 5%
Final examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Three hours of lectures per week. Three hours laboratory practical per week for eight weeks and one field trip to either a commercial plantation or a crop research station.