Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Lectures and Practicals at Burnley. Tutorials at Parkville.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 66 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 170 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.
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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CoordinatorDr Rebecca Miller
Faculty of Science
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Subject Coordinator: email@example.com
Through lectures, tutorials, excursions and a hands-on nursery and practical program, this subject will address critical stages in the successful establishment of vegetation, including: seed quality (genetic variability, integrity and development); plant growth and propagation techniques (seed germination and vegetative); production requirements and strategies (incl. media and materials and plant quality); plant establishment issues and methods (site preparation, urban soils, planting, natural regeneration and direct seeding), and urban plant management at different scales.
On completion of this subject students should:
1 x tutorial paper of no more than 1,500 words due mid-semester (25%); 1 x practical report of no more than 1,000 words due three quarters of the way through semester (25%) and a 2 hour end-of-semester examination (50%).
Handreck, K. and Black, N. (2010) Growing media for ornamental plants and turf. 4th Edition. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia.
Hartmann, H.T., Kester, D.E., Davies, F.T. and Geneve, R.L. (2002). Hartmann and Kester’s plant propagation; principles and practices. 8th Edition. Prentice Hall/Pearson Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
Engineering Systems |
Environmental Engineering Systems major
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Ecosystem Management major
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Living with Plants |
Greening Urban Landscapes
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