Sustainable Horticultural Cropping (AFNR5210)


This unit builds on knowledge gained in undergraduate plant and crop science units to develop an understanding of horticultural cropping systems management. Particular focus will be on intensive production systems and will provide them with a broad overview of current issues affecting the horticultural industries. Emphasis is on minimising the environmental impact of horticultural enterprises and introduces students to current themes and thinking in sustainable practices in horticultural science, such as efficient water management, sustainable use of fertilizers, salinity, integrated pest management and organic practices. Students also select an industry based case study analysis of a horticultural production system, designed to provide them with skills in data analysis and interpretation, problem identification and problem solving.

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1hr Lecture/week, 2hr tutorial/excursions for case study, and on-line discussions


On-line discussions (10%), Group presentation (10%), Project report (30%), 2 hr exam (50%)

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