Production of Cultivated Plants

Subject 207-208 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: Five hours per week. Twenty-four hours of lectures, 36 hours of practical sessions and field work
Total Time Commitment: Not available

207-211 Plant Propagation.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr James Will
Subject Overview:

The objective of this subject is to extend the participant's knowledge of a range of nursery production systems for cultivated crops through a combination of lecture material, nursery-based practical activities and site visits. Students will participate in the development of production schedules and the manipulation of crop growth using physical and chemical means.

Alternative nursery irrigation systems will be demonstrated along with methods of collecting and treating leachate run-off for reuse. Nutritional requirements of nursery crops will be described and the use of nutrition as a crop management tool will be investigated. Students will examine current technologies for the manipulation of the physical growing environment and understand the effect of this on crop scheduling and plant growth. The development and introduction of novel nursery crops are also described. Students will gain an appreciation that maintaining plant quality throughout the production cycle is intimately linked to establishment and performance of those crops in the landscape.


All articles of assessment are compulsory. Assignment and practical reports submitted during the semester - equivalent to 4000 words (60%). and a 2-hour end of semester examination (40%).

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): Bachelor of Horticulture

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