Level 1 Agricultural and Horticultural Science

11HOR
Course Description

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.


Pathway

Level 2 Horticulture

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1 v5 Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually
1
I
5
A.S. 90157 v4 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
1
I
4
A.S. 90160 v5 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90918 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90920 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90922 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.