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Plant Production and Culture (HORT10012)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeHORT10012
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides introductory training in plant production and culture for the horticultural industry. Lectures and practical exercises cover various plant production methodologies in the Burnley Field Station and Nursery. Students are provided with their own vegetable plot which they establish and maintain throughout the semester.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • search the professional literature and develop good report writing skills based on the collation of scientific information;
  • demonstrate an understanding of plant production systems and their application;
  • demonstrate an understanding of plant propagation methods and correct plant propagation protocols;
  • differentiate between various groups of plants grown by the nursery industry including annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees;
  • understand the historic and contemporary production context and use in the landscape of various plant types:
  • understand nursery availability of life forms and plant types and their basic cultural requirements, from weed management through to nutrition regimes; and
  • understand health and safety issues as they relate to practical use of hand tools in garden/field settings and in the nursery environment

Generic skills

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should have acquired the following generic skills:

• Capacities in information seeking, evaluation and retrieval;
• Communication skills, both oral and written;
• Independent application of new-acquired knowledge and skills; and
• Planning and time management.

Last updated: 16 June 2018