HRT302 Nursery Production (8)


This subject entails the study of the production of quality, containerised plants in a nursery environment.

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Session 1
Distance*Wagga Wagga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRT302
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
critically evaluate various nursery production techniques in relation to the appropriate and efficient production of quality containerised plants;
have an appreciation of the following technical processes;
greenhouse structures and environmental modification;
nursery hygiene and its relationship to weed, pest and disease control;
formulation and assessment of containerised growing media;
fertiliser practice; and
irrigation and water management in container nurseries.


The subject will cover the following topics:
(a) growing media (b) fertiliser practice (c) greenhouses and other structures (d) irrigation and water management (e) nursery hygiene (f) issues of quality (g) nursery management and organisation

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 3 day residential school.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.