284342

Horticultural Productivity and Quality

The role of crop architecture and the modification of the aerial environment for optimising yield and pre-harvest product quality, as well as the factors affecting quality and shelf life of horticultural commodities through the handling chain.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

284342

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subjects

Agriculture/Horticulture Plants, AgriScience

Course planning information

Course notes

To pass course students must attend all labs, submit all assignments and sit final exam.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological basis of quality in horticultural products.
  • 2 Evaluate key issues and practices in the monitoring, control and improvement of yield and quality.
  • 3 Appraise the influence of the postharvest environment (temperature, relative humidity, oxygen, carbon dioxide and ethylene) on the physiological processes contributing to quality in horticultural products.
  • 4 Independently search out, interpret, critically evaluate and integrate different sources of written information as part of the process of formulating and assessing strategies to solve industry focused problems.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 10%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 20%
Test 1 2 3 4 15%
Written Assignment 2 5%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 10%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

POSTHARVEST: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSIOLOGY AND HANDLING OF FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND ORNAMENTALS

Author
WILLS R.B.H.; MCGLASSON, B.; GRAHAM, D.; AND JOYCE D. 2007
Edition
5TH ED
Publisher
University of New South Wales Press, pp227

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