Fundamentals of Horticulture

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Horticulture

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Introduction to the principles and concepts of Horticulture through an understanding of the scientific basis of horticultural practice. The importance of site selection for plant production under field and protected environments. Greenhouse structures and function, design, construction, heating, ventilation and environmental control are mentioned. Growing media and production systems are introduced. Propagation techniques (raising plants from seed and vegetative propagation), training and pruning techniques for food and amenity plant uses are covered in laboratory, glasshouse and field sessions. Criteria governing the selection of plant species for a range of landscape situations are introduced. An outline of Plant Protection Methods is presented.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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