Issues in Horticultural Science 4A (HORT4004)


This unit links a range of horticultural science topics with commercial applications. One element is designed around a "supply chain" framework, applied to multiple "real world" case studies. It will develop skills in data analysis and interpretation, problem identification and problem solving. Students will understand how multiple issues must be integrated in order to provide fresh solutions to technical or commercial challenges and opportunities. A second element exposes students to the research work at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Mt Annan. This illustrates the importance of horticultural science to conservation issues. It also covers opportunities and barriers regarding the commercial use of native flora.

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1x4hr workshop/site visit per week


1x2hr Exam (40%), weekly reports (40%), Field work (20%).

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Unit of study rules


HORT3001 or HORT3004

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