Horticultural Technology

Subject 207-154 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 24 hours of practical classes and tutorials
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 207-158 Horticultural Practices I.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr Ken James
Subject Overview:

This subject examines:

  • the range of machinery used in the management of horticultural sites, together with the principles of machinery operation and maintenance;

  • health and safety techniques to identify hazards associated with machinery used, the assessment of risk and the control methods used to comply with current legislation;

  • basic site surveying techniques that will enable the production of site plans and levelling details, for horticultural and irrigation applications;

  • irrigation equipment such as micro, trickle and sprinkler systems as used in horticulture; and

  • water management principles used in the design and management of irrigation systems, including the evaluation of the performance of irrigation systems.

Assessment: One 2000-word assignment (20%) and two 2-hour examinations (40% each).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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