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This subject provides an overview of the horticultural industry from plant production to installation and establishment of plants in the landscape. It introduces plant propagation techniques and plant growing systems; site analysis, with specific reference to the properties of urban soils and related issues affecting plant performance; plant quality; planting techniques; plant establishment; water delivery and management issues; and the plant maintenance activities during production and at planting that are required for designed landscapes to succeed.
Intended learning outcomes
At the conclusion of this subject students should be able to:
- Describe methods of propagating and producing landscape plants
- Assess and analyse sites for planting
- Describe the requirements for successful plant establishment
- Discuss the main requirements for successful maintenance and management of plants destined for designed landscapes
- As a result of attendance at scheduled classes, participation in planned activities, and timely completion of assignments, students completing this subject should acquire skills in the following areas: • A sound understanding of the theory of plant production and establishment techniques; • The capacity to apply this theory to the conduct of practical research projects; • An aptitude for interpreting research results and using this information, with appropriate referencing, in reporting simple experiments; • Scientific report writing.
Last updated: 10 November 2019