Course code PHG215

PHG215 Landscape Plants - Establishment and Maintenance

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Course responsible: Per Anker Pedersen
Teachers: Eva Vike, Ellen Marianne Zakariassen, Line Rosef
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Establishment and management of vegetation in different types of green areas. Production of landscape plants, time of delivery, import, contract cultivation. Plant adaption to the climate. Quality control at delivery, Norwegian standard for nursery products NS 4400 - 4413. Soil for different types of green areas and plants.  Establishment and management of trees, bushes, roses, perennials, bulbs and summer flowers. Establishment and management of different types of grass areas. Tree appraisal. Exercises/demonstrations of specific practical tasks in connection with establishment and management in green areas, such as plant production,planting of trees, pruning of trees, soil quality and fertilisation. Ecological impact by alien species, restrictions on alien plant species.
Learning outcome:

Konowledge, skills and gereral competence

Student will have practical knowledge about establishing and managing green areas. Students will have the knowledge about  the most important conditions for achieving successful establishment of green areas, and have  an insight into production of landscape plants, plant quality and different types of delivery, soil quality requirements and different management measures. The student shall know different methods for tree appraisal, and know the most important ecological impact of alien species and the most important restrictions on alien plants.

Learning activities:
Lectures/demonstrations, exercises and excursions
Most literature will be available at the start of the course. Syllabus will also include handouts and powerpoint presentations given during the course.
PHG113 and JORD160 or similar, PHG213
Recommended prerequisites:
3 hours written examination
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
3 credits versus PHG310, 5 credits versus PHG214
Type of course:
Lectures: 56 hours, exercises/excursions: 14 hours.
There is no compulsory activities but it is highly recomendable to participate in demonstrations, exercises and excursions
An external examiner will approve the exam questions and evaluate the written exam.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått