HORT 2003 Plant Production
Credit Points 10
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Description This unit will provide you with an understanding of the scientific basis of sustainable plant production in natural and built environments. These include cropping of plants for food production in extensive and intensive systems. In this unit you will gain an understanding of the physiological controls on plant yield in the Australian environment. You will become familiar with the science and practice of sustainable plant production and develop crop management skills through the production of nursery crops, vegetables and fruits.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Restrictions 60 credit points of subjects
Basic knowledge of plants.
- Explain the science and practices in plant production and the cause & effect behind these practices.
- Demonstrate competence in a range of basic techniques used in crop production.
- Examine the basic principles of production management of selected crops.
- Analyse the principle components regulating plant production.
- Predict the effects of environment modification on crop yield & quality.
2. Growing environments, system modelling and analysis for Australian conditions.
3. Plant propagation and seed (collection, viability, storage, germination) production.
4. Intensive plant production.
5. Broad-acre field & agricultural crop production.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Crop Production Report||1500 words||30||N||Individual|
|Field Work Project activities/participation||3x 1000 words||30||N||Group|
- Adams C R, Bamford K M., Early M P. (2008) Principles of Horticulture, Heinemann (Elsevier) 5th edition, Oxford UK
2022 Semester 2
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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.