The objective of the unit is to provide students with a detailed understanding of key physiological processes underlying horticultural crop production and pre- and post-harvest management practices that are designed to provide products desired by the market. The focus of the unit is on the physiology of plant growth regulation and the responses of plant regulatory systems to environmental and management factors. This will be explored through field and laboratory studies in order to underpin understanding of past and current production practices and systems and enable insight into potential future systems. Students will be expected to develop consultant-type advice on how to address problems associated with production.
|Unit name||Horticultural Science|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Professor Dugald Close|
|Teaching staff||Associate Professor Alistair Gracie|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- explain how market forces impact on and inform production and post-harvest decisions.
- relate physiological principles of plants to critically evaluate and critique past, present and future production systems.
- identify horticultural industry problems to advocate/recommend and communicate a preferred solution based on interrogation and synthesis of scholarly and technical literature.
- design, execute and interpret experiments that demonstrate key horticultural principles.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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2 x 50 min lectures weekly, 1 x 3 hr practical weekly
|Assessment||Take home essay - major assessment task (25%)| (20%)| (15%)|In-class test (20%)| (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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