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AGRI322 Innovation and Healthy Soils

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Building healthy and valuable soil, including soil microbiome, carbon sequestration, water retention, sustainable production; biological, chemical, and physical aspects of soil; soil regeneration.

Paper title Innovation and Healthy Soils
Paper code AGRI322
Subject Agriculture
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,110.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MICR 222

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator - Professor Craig Bunt

Other teaching staff tbc


No textbooks are required for this paper. Teaching materials will be made available on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge of soil formation - geological, environmental and biological factors; uniqueness of New Zealand soils relative to global soils, and human influences and cultural perspective on soils
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of soil ecology and biogeochemical nutrient cycles; ability to analyse soils and present a written and oral report in a clear and understandable manner
  • Have a theoretical and practical understanding of the impacts of agriculture on soils; ability to work in groups to produce and analyse data related to the impacts, draw conclusions and present findings in a written and oral form
  • Ability to address a problem by working in a group to analyse the properties of soil and use this information to make conclusions and present this in a way that aids decision-making
  • Scientific literacy and ability to acquire new knowledge from research papers and reports and present this to a general audience in a clear and understandable manner

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 17:00-17:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41