Principles and practices 351

Module code HSC 351
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

The organised nursery industry in South Africa. Principles: seed production; seed germination; rooting of cuttings; budding and grafting; propagation using specialised organs; micro propagation (tissue culturing). Practices: Greenhouse construction, lighting in the nursery; cooling and heating; soil-based and soil-less growing media; container types; irrigation and fertilisation; growth manipulation; pest and disease management. Management, economic and marketing aspects of a typical nursery operation. Students will get hands-on experience and will visit nurseries.

Module credits 14.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, fortnightly practicals
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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