Getting Ready for your Horticulture Degree Course
The following information aims to ensure that you are well prepared for your Horticulture and Applied Plant Science course at University Centre Myerscough when you start in September.
Apart from the more practical things like making sure that you have sorted your funding and accommodation, there are a couple of things that you can usefully do.
Both the FdSc and the BSc are science based courses and there will be a certain level of knowledge of plant science assumed when you are doing the more science based modules. It maybe that you have already got this level of science knowledge from your previous courses, but if not it is important that you bring your knowledge up to a suitable level before you start so that you can make the most of what you are being taught. Reading the following 3 booklets over the summer would be a really good way to get yourself up to speed. The associated quiz will then allow you to check if you have understood the basics.
Botany A Blooming History A Confusion of Names - This video will provide a helpful introduction to Botany.
Deep Down and Dirty - This video provides a useful overview to the soils we will be covering on the course
Plant Systematics Factsheet
When you are out and about, this factsheet will help you in the identification of the 50 most common plant families in temperate regions.