Production Horticulture (HORT3005)


This unit of study covers topics on the production of high quality food from perennial fruit crops, wine grapes, vegetables. It also covers the key aspects of the postharvest handling and quality assurance of fresh produce. At the end of this unit students are expected to have a detailed understanding of these areas of horticultural food production and be able to discuss related literature and the physiological principles underlying the commercial success of these horticultural enterprises. Students will also gain research and enquiry skills through research based practical sessions and assignments.

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Further unit of study information


2x1hr lec; 1x3hr prac/workshop/wk


1x 3 hr exam (55%), three assignments (45%).


Recommended reading:
Louis Glowinski (2008) The complete book of fruit growing in Australia.
Lothian Books, Westwood, M.N. (1993) Temperate-zone pomology. Timber Press Inc.
Jackson, J.E (2003) Biology of apples and pears. Cambridge University Press.
Gopinadhan Paliyath et al. (Ed.) (2008) Postharvest biology and technology of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
Decoteau, D/. R (2000). Vegetable Crops. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

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Unit of study rules


(AGEN2001 and AGEN2005) or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or AGEN2002

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.