You’ll get an insight into the horticultural industry, looking at analysis and planning in horticultural businesses as well as reviews of industry organisations, labour management, employment relations and aspects of law.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 1 2023 Semester 2 2023|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of horticulture’s role in the Aotearoa-New Zealand economy in relation to differing land uses, production systems and legislation.
- Understanding of New Zealand’s agribusiness and financial systems, and the process of investment analysis, enterprise purchase and financing, and the development, expansion and diversification of a horticultural enterprise.
- Show an understanding of equity and debt capital, risk management and labour management.
- Be aware of the politics and global environment in which New Zealand horticulture operates.
- Collate and analyse information in order to make well-informed decisions.
- Compile management reports, including enterprise analysis.
- Interpret the ‘whole business’ approach to horticultural management, incorporating related disciplines and husbandries.
- Prepare a ‘Business Plan’ for a horticultural enterprise, incorporating a horticultural report, investment analysis, budgets and cash flows, risk and budget analysis.
- Outline aspects of horticultural law as they relate to horticulture and resource management, environmental sustainability and employment.
- Apply ‘best practice’ and ‘good husbandry’ in horticulture and systems management, especially in relation to people, plants, and the sustainable use of resources.
Lecturer, Horticultural Systems Management
Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce[email protected]