This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.
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 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|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Discover how market forces impact on and inform production and post-harvest decisions
- Examine and consider physiological principles of plants to critically evaluate past and present and propose future production systems.
- Appraise and propose recommendations to address horticultural industry challenges and to communicate a preferred solution based on interrogation, synthesis and integration of literature relating to both theory and practice.
- Design, execute and interpret experiments that demonstrate key horticultural principles.
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|Assessment||Take home essay - major assessment task (25%)|In-class test (20%)|Report (20%)|Presentation (15%)|Case Study (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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