Rural Sciences

Providing food and fibre for the planet's growing population is vital, and demands graduates who are capable of understanding and integrating whole agricultural systems.

Our research and teaching of Rural Science is focused on many aspects of agriculture, agronomy, and management of the rural environment, with established strengths in agricultural, soil and plant sciences.

A three hour drive from Armidale allows you to see 90% of the food types produced in Australia.

Agricultural Consulting and Farm Management

Study Agricultural Consulting and Farm Management at UNEFor people who work, or plan to work, in farm management, agricultural consulting/extension/advisory roles or other jobs that require professional farm management knowledge.

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Agricultural Systems

Study Agricultural Systems at UNEAn integrative discipline that tries to combine our understanding of the parts of the farm into a larger understanding of how the parts interact with each other and the wider worlds of nature and economics.

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Study Agronomy at UNEAgronomy is the applied aspects of both soil and plant sciences dealing with field crops and pastures.

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Animal Health and Welfare

Study Animal Health and Welfare at UNELearn about the interactions between disease, other environmental influences and host animal genes, and thus develop a holistic approach to maintaining animal health and wellbeing.

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Animal Nutrition

Study Animal Nutrition at UNEThe nutrition group offers units of study dedicated to animal nutrition, particularly beef, sheep and poultry, as well as contributing to other units that cover a broader range of animal production issues.

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Cotton Production

Study Cotton Production at UNEThe 'Cotton Production Course' is a set of four units that cover the production, crop protection, and environmental management of cotton crops in the Australian industry.

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Study Genetics at UNEThe field of genetics is multifaceted, covering animal and plant breeding, molecular genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, assessment of biodiversity and breeding systems as well as the management and conservation of total genetic resources.

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Grains Production

Study Grains Production at UNEThis course provides specialist training in modern grain production and marketing.

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Meat Science

Study Meat Science at UNEThe Meat Science course gives an overview of the development of beef and sheep meat industry systems and an up-to-date status on the research.

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Poultry Science

Study Poultry Science at UNESpecialist units in poultry science include physiology, production issues, and feed science and technology.

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Precision Agriculture

Study Precision Agriculture at UNEDiscover the latest developments in Precision Agriculture, gaining hands on experience in the technologies that are revolutionising the way we farm.

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Sheep and Wool Science

Study Sheep and Wool Science at UNEUNE is the leading centre for the study of wool science in Australia with the most comprehensive range of sheep and wool units.

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Soil Science

Study Soil Science at UNEThe thin skin of soil that mantles the land surface of the earth is a complex and fascinating chemical, physical and biological system. Our lecturers have expertise in soil chemistry, soil physics, soil biology and pedology.

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Sustainable Farming

Study Sustainable Farming at UNEStudying units which have a focus on sustainable farming will equip you to better cope with the ever-changing demands of farming in the 21st century.

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Weed Science

Study Weed Science at UNETopics include agricultural weed identification, ecology and adaptation; ecological, physical, biological and chemical control techniques; the main groups of weeds and their impact; chemical resistance in weeds; and plant biosecurity.

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In addition to the areas of study listed above, many of those in the environmental sciences will also improve your capacity to understand, manage and improve agricultural systems.