119120

Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture

An introduction to the agricultural and horticultural species important to New Zealand's economy. Growth and development of agricultural and horticultural plants; their responses to the environment and management, and implications for production. Identification and biology of agricultural and horticultural plants, including weeds, pests and pathogens important to plant production.

Course code

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

119120

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).

100-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

Subject

Agriculture and Horticulture

Course planning information

Course notes

All assessments are compulsory.

Restrictions

Choose just one

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

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 Describe the past, present and potential importance of agricultural and horticultural plant production, including example industry sectors and value chains in New Zealand.
  • 2 Explain the principles of plant growth and development, and describe the role of plant organs in vegetative and reproductive growth in agricultural and horticultural plants.
  • 3 Analyse and discuss the effect of environmental factors such as temperature, photoperiod, water, fertility and plant density on establishment, vegetative growth and reproductive yield of agricultural and horticultural plants.
  • 4 Identify the major agricultural and horticultural plants including weed species, and important associated pests and pathogens, and describe their ecological significance.
  • 5 Appreciate the dynamic relationships among agricultural and horticultural plants, the environment and people, and how these relationships will fluctuate in response to new technologies, consumer issues, changing land use and climate change.

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

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 3 5 20%
Test 4 30%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 5 50%

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

AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE IN NEW ZEALAND

Author
STAFFORD, KEVIN.
ISBN
9780995123045
Edition
1ST EDITION
Publisher
MASSEY UNIVERSITY PRESS

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