Sustainable Horticultural Management

Subject HORT20013 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Burnley - 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 lectures and 36 hours practical work
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Andrew Hamilton


Dr Andrew Hamilton:


MSLE Student Centre


Phone: 8344 0276

Subject Overview: Sustainable Horticultural Management deals with the nexus between horticulture and the environment. You will examine how horticultural practice can be undertaken in a manner that minimises it's environmental impact and how horticulture itself can play a part in large natural resource management challenges. Topics investigated, inter alia, will be species diversity, integrated pest management, and recycled water irrigation. The subject draws upon examples from amenity horticulture and food production horticulture. The challenge is identify commonalities in the issues and solutions between both sectors.

The objectives of this subject are to extend the participant's ability to:

  1. come up with practical solutions to sustainability challenges faced in managing horticultural enterprises;
  2. understand the broader context of these sustainability issues and the state of research and practice pertaining to them

One three-hour written examination worth 50% of final marks, two assignments equivalent to 2500 words and worth 25% of final marks each.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Exercise problem-solving skills (developed through practical exercises and lecture discussions),
  • Think critically, and organise knowledge (from consideration of the lecture material),
  • Expand from theoretical principles to practical explanations (through observing practical work),
  • Plan effective work schedules (to meet deadlines for submission of assessable work),
Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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