HORT422 – Botany in Horticulture

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Module code
Module title
Botany in Horticulture
The aim of this module is to develop students knowledge of plant biology in horticulture activities.
  • SX1703
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of plant anatomy and morphology
Demonstrate knowledge of plant growth processes and life cycles in horticulture
- Plant cell types and functions
- Plant tissue types; phloem, xylem, meristems, epidermis, storage tissues
- Morphological structure adaptations; roots, stems, leaves, fruit
- Plant anatomy and physiology in relation to management and care of plants; propagation, planting, training and pruning, growing, harvesting, storage of crops
- Plant growth processes; photosynthesis, respiration, water movement, nutrient uptake, cell division
- Vascular reproduction; meiosis, pollination, fertilization, fruit, seed dispersal, vegetative reproduction
- Plant adaptations; xerophytes, mesophytes, hydrophytes, shade and sun plants, ecotypes
- World climate and distribution of vegetation types
- Plant life cycle forms; annual, biennial, perennial, angiosperm, fern, moss, liverwort
- Plant requirements in plant and crop management; propagation, planting, growing, training and pruning, harvesting, storage
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, and creation of portfolios of evidence.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks.