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Ornamental horticulture 490


 
Module code HSC 490
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Economic importance of cut flowers and pot plants. Taxonomy and plant description. Climatic requirements and production practices including establishing, growth manipulation, nutritional requirements, irrigation, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest handling. Identification of ornamental plants for commercial and landscape use. Climatic, reproduction and maintenance requirements for trees, palms, shrubs, flowering plants, ground covers, climbers and indoor plants. Functional and aesthetic value of plants in a landscape or indoors. Excursions to nurseries and practical experience on the experimental farm is compulsory for all participants in this module.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time fortnightly practicals, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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