Issues in Horticultural Science 4A (HORT4004)


This unit builds on knowledge gained in undergraduate plant and crop science units to develop an understanding of horticultural cropping systems management. Students will be given a broad overview of critical issues affecting the horticultural industries, with particular emphasis on intensive production systems. They will be introduced 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. Classes will emphasise engaged learning activites and be supported by site visits to illustrate application, context and business practice.

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Further unit of study information


5 x 4hr workshop/site visits


1 x Essay (20%), Site Visit Reports (30%), 1 x Oral Presentation (10%), 1 x Case Study (40%)


No prescribed textbooks

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


12cp from BIOL1XXX

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