HORT 7003 Greenhouse Crop Production

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301360

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Description This subject focuses on key concepts relating to the functioning of a range of greenhouse horticultural crops in their environment, biological mechanisms, crop growth and development, integrated pest management, crop production, quality and postharvest technology. Students will learn concepts and knowledge relevant to plant physiology, environmental sciences, horticultural production, food technology, and postharvest physiology. Students will be able to measure and interpret plant physiological, biochemical, genetic, and produce quality traits in greenhouse experiments in the context of the functional diversity in crops. The students will also integrate knowledge using plant growth modelling techniques, interpret model output, and address questions on functional diversity in crops by combining model output and experimental data.

School Science

Discipline Horticulture

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Must be enrolled in a postgraduate program

Assumed Knowledge

Students enrolling in this subject should have knowledge of one of the following subject areas: horticultural production systems; environmental sustainability analytics; computing and technological applications; marketing principles and business management.


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz Three online quizzes of 60 minutes each including multiple choice and short answer questions 30 N Individual
Report One practical report (1,000 words) 15 N Group
Presentation 15 minutes 15 N Group
Essay 2,000 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)



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