School Of Science

Horticultural Production SystemsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301096.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Basic knowledge of plants

Equivalent Units
300451 - Horticultural Production 2, 300330 - Fruit Production, 300616 - Crop Production, 300815 - Crop Production

About this Unit
Food represents the single largest part of your environmental footprint. This means our modern, urban-oriented society must begin to reconnect with the sources of our food to create more sustainable future. This unit explores the scientific basis of sustainable crop production by examining fruit, vegetable and grain enterprises. Management of produce from harvest to consumption will also be explored to examine factors that impact upon food quality and safety. Students will compare and contrast growing conditions of the highly variable Australian environment to consider the global context for horticultural industry development. By delving into the world of crop management, students will identify the impacts (opportunities and constraints) of plant physiology on the sustainability of food. Students will also consider how novel food products can prompt consumers to appreciate the environmental, economic and social benefits that can arise from sustainable horticultural production.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Enclosed footwear, lab coat, secateurs

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