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Issues in Horticultural Science 4A - HORT4004

Year - 2018

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.

Five 4-hour workshop/site visits

One essay (20%), site visit reports (30%), one oral presentation (10%), one case study (40%)

No prescribed textbooks


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Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Robyn McConchie
HECS Band: 2
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