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Sustainable Horticultural Cropping - AFNR5210

Year - 2020

This unit builds on knowledge gained in undergraduate plant or crop science units to develop an understanding of horticultural cropping systems management. Particular focus will be on intensive production systems and will provide students with a broad overview of current issues affecting the horticultural industries. Emphasis is on minimising the environmental impact of horticultural enterprises and introduces students to current themes and thinking in sustainable practices in horticultural science. Students also select an industry based case study analysis of a sustainable horticultural production system to develop skills in data analysis and interpretation, problem identification and problem solving.

2 hours of lecture per week, 3 hours of practicals/excursions. The unit incorporates lectures and practicals in Production Horticulture HORT3005.

Essay on principles of sustainable horticulture (20%), Group presentation (15%), Project report (25%), 3-hour exam (40%)


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Brian Jones
HECS Band: 2
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