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Ornamental horticulture 490


 
Modulekode HSC 490
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module-inhoud

Economic importance of cut flowers, ornamentals and turfgrass. 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, cycads, shrubs, flowering plants, ground covers, turfgrass, 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.

Modulekrediete 15.00
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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