PLSC 024

Plant Husbandry

Course overview

You’ll look at the structure and function of agriculturally important plants and the role of crops and pastures in Aotearoa-New Zealand farming systems and their management.

Course information

Credits 15
Domestic fees $943.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe the various land uses, resources and production systems involved in Aotearoa-New Zealand agriculture and integrate soil, animal and plant sciences, and engineering to achieve the goals of production and sustainable management.
  2. Describe the basic principles involved in maintaining soil fertility, structure and organic matter in an agricultural system specifically in the use, health and management of pasture and crop plants in New Zealand’s pastoral agriculture.
  3. Solve problems and make well informed decisions integrating new information to be able to apply ‘best practice’ and ‘good husbandry’ in farm and systems management, especially in relation to plants and the sustainable use of resources.

  4. Recognize and communicate benefits of an ethical and sustainable approach to farm management.

Course examiners

Bruce McKenzie

Professor Bruce McKenzie

Professor of Agronomy

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences