Horticulture Level 3

HTC3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Horticulture Level 3

This Science-based course combines horticultural theory with practice. It is best suited to students who have an interest in Horticulture. You will be learning about plant processes, weed growth and control, carrying out a practical investigation and looking at profitability and plant processes. 

Topics and Key Concepts


Topic

Key Concepts


  1. Profitability of NZ primary products


  • importance of a selected primary product

  • what are the profitability components involved in the production of the product

  • what factors affect the profitability of the primary product


  1. Practical investigation


  • good experimental design

  • accurate experimental work

  • appropriate reporting of experimental work


  1. Plant processes


  • Categories and growth of plants 

  • processes that are important for plant survival

  • factors that affect the life processes of plants




  1. Weeds and their control


  • Types of weeds and what makes them weeds

  • their impact on humans 

  • different control methods



Course Overview

Term 1
Research on a selected NZ primary product and factors affecting profitability
Creation of the report of factors affecting the profitability of the product
introduction of practical investigation work

Term 2
Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
Complete the writeup for the practical investigation
start research on knowledge of plant processes and plant life cycles

Term 3
complete knowledge of plant processes and plant life cycles assessment
start research to identify and describe weeds, and note methods of prevention and control

Term 4
complete the assessment to identify and describe weeds, and note methods of prevention and control

Learning Areas:

Science



Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Florist, Gardener, Nursery Grower/Worker