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HORT3005: Production Horticulture

This unit of study covers topics on the production of high quality food from perennial fruit crops, wine grapes, vegetables. It also covers the key aspects of the postharvest handling and quality assurance of fresh produce. At the end of this unit students are expected to have a detailed understanding of these areas of horticultural food production and be able to discuss related literature and the physiological principles underlying the commercial success of these horticultural enterprises. Students will also gain research and enquiry skills through research based practical sessions and assignments.

Code HORT3005
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
72cp of 1000-3000 level units

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Analyse and evaluate the scientific basis for the sustainable production and management of orchards, vineyards, vegetable crops and horticultural postharvest issues
  • LO2. Design a management and marketing plan for a vineyard
  • LO3. Create and develop a research project funding proposal
  • LO4. Critically analyse new and emerging technologies in postharvest horticulture.