You’ll combine studies of horticultural production and management systems, by examining real life case studies and focusing on the role of management and the interdependence of biological, production, economic and marketing factors.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 1 2023|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge fields relevant to the different stages of horticultural production systems.
- Describe the multi- and inter-disciplinary nature of the bio-physical environment and biological production systems.
- Explain the characteristics of horticultural industries and the concepts that underpin their formation, operation and management.
- Appreciate the risky nature of the horticultural system.
- Understand the likely impacts of new technologies and innovative practices in the horticultural sector.
- Identify and describe the major factors, and resources used in a range of horticultural enterprise systems.
- Apply appropriate approaches, methods and tools to analyse, evaluate and solve problems related to real world horticultural production management issues.
- Critically evaluate risks and implement mitigation and avoidance strategies.
- Integrate theory and practice from different disciplines to evaluate social, economic and technical aspects of the horticultural system.
- Gather appropriate information from field visits, library and other sources in order to carry out case studies.
- Use budgeting and other appropriate techniques to carry out case studies on selected horticultural enterprises.
- Extend their thinking in a systems way.
Lecturer, Horticultural Systems Management
Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce[email protected]