Course code PHG215

PHG215 Landscape Plants - Establishment and Maintenance

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Course responsible: Jorun Hovind
Teachers: Ingjerd Solfjeld, 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. Plant adaption to the climate. Quality control at delivery, Norwegian standard for nursery products NS 4400:2018 Specification texts for building, construction and installations - Part ZK: Operation and maintenance of parks and gardens NS 3420-ZK:2019. 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. The course is under development
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 method 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 and exercises individually or in groups, The tasks may be and presented by student and discussed in plenary. There will be exercises in the Landscape Laboratory at NMBU and  possibly excursions
Teaching support:
Students receive supervision, mainly in groups, in connection with the semester assignments. Some activities are posted on Canvas

Literature overview will be available at the start of the course. Syllabus will also include handouts and powerpoint presentations given during the course.

There will be both Norwegian and English litteratur

PHG113 and JORD160 or similar
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Filing of 100% of the course's tasks in Canvas, all tasks must be approved 
Continuous evaluation based on assignments submitted in canvas. All assignements must be handed inn and approved
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Lectures and supervised group work: up to 60 hours, exercises/excursions: up to 30 hours.

It is highly recomendable to participate in demonstrations, exercises and excursions

This course is under development and changes may occur

An external examiner will evaluate the course's assessment 
Examination details: :