Level 2 Agricultural & Horticultural Science

12AGH
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

This course continues on from horticultural skills developed at level one, the agribusiness sector in NZ and the science that supports it. Major topics include: Soil science – Adding organic matter and the importance of humus, soil management practices; Plant Husbandry – plant cultivation and propagation, protection and training, maintenance of plant health; Environmental impact of dairy farming in the Waikato – the effect on soil, water, air and living organisms; Agribusiness – alternatives to meat consumption and future proofing the sector; Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design, use of bedding plants, ornamental vegetables and herbs to create potager gardens.


Pathway

Level 3 Agribusiness

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$60. Includes $30 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home. Also $30 towards a field trip to an organic dairy farm in Waitetuna (RD1 Raglan)


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91866 v1 Agribusiness 2.8 - Conduct an inquiry into the use of organisms to meet future needs
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91298 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91296 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.8 - Produce a landscape plan
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91289 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
2
I
4
Y
Y
U.S. 21027 v4 Plant and maintain displays of bedding plants or bulbs or herbaceous perennials under close supervision
2
I
10
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.