Level 1 Agricultural and Horticultural Science
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee
This course introduces students to basic horticultural skills, the agribusiness sector in NZ and the science that supports it. Major topics include: Soil science – Soil types and their effect on soil properties, soil management practices; Plant Husbandry – plant cultivation and propagation, protection and training, maintenance of plant health; Distribution of Primary Production in NZ – physical, climatic and market factors that influence agribusiness in NZ; Environmental impact - understanding the effects both positive and negative that Primary production can have on the environment in NZ; and Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$20 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines