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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Innovation and Healthy Soils
    Subject Agriculture
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MICR 222
    Schedule C

    Professor Craig Bunt -

    Teaching staff

    Convenor - Professor Craig Bunt

    Other teaching staff to be confirmed.

    Paper Structure


    • In-term assessment 50%
    • Final 50%

    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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Saturday 08:00-16:50 40


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
    Friday 11:00-11:50 30-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 38, 40, 42
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