Level 1 Agriculture and Horticulture
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; and Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$40. Includes $20 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home. Also $20 towards a field trip to the Hamilton Gardens for our Landscaping Assessment.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.