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Horticulture - Welcome

Find subject related resources, websites and information compiled by your friendly librarians

About this guide

This guide will help you locate resources about Horticulture

Use the page tabs above to find relevant online and library resources.

  • On the Shelves - will help you find resources in the Library
  • eResources - access to online journals and lots more
  • In the Media - newspapers, news sites, TV shows and RSS feeds
  • Research Help - covers research skills, referencing, plagiarism and more
  • Topic pages with featured websites and resources for loan

Guide editor: Peter Bird - Yallah Library. Phone: 4262 1196
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Infopest provides accurate, up-to-date information for the effective control of weeds, pests and diseases in a wide range of crops and livestock. It is the number one Agvet chemical database in Australia and features all chemicals registered and approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

Registration required - follow the instructions below - you will need to use your TAFE NSW email address.

LYNDA.COM online training

Learn online at your own pace with the LinkedIn Learning library of 10,000+ creative, business, and technology courses. TAFE NSW provides free access to current staff and students to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. This library has high quality, engaging video tutorials taught by recognised industry experts which can be viewed on desktops and mobile devices.

You can also search for LinkedIn Learning course in the TAFE NSW Library Catalogue.


For login instructions via the TAFE NSW Portal go to the Support and FAQ page.

How to Access ClickView eVideos


Clickview eVideos : 3000+ educational videos on a wide range of course related topics. Use your TAFE username and password.


After logging in, you can browse the subject collections, or search by title or keyword. You can view any program and create your own playlists for future viewing.  If a teacher sends you a playlist, simply log in to watch the eVideo. You will also find a link to ClickView eVideos in your TAFE Student Portal > My Learning box >  ClickView eVideo Collection. Please Sign out of ClickView when finished - use link under your name at top right of screen.

PlantFile Online

PlantFile Online contains detailed information on more than 3000 plants, 20,000+ images of plants, insects & diseases.

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.

Tip: Works best with Google Chrome or other non IE browsers

Extra features - Personal storage, quiz, myPlantFile and printing: After logging in through the link above, you can create a personal account free of charge. Click on Subscribe - and fill in the form. An email will be sent to verify your account. 
Watch the video tutorials below:

1 - Registration, Saving plants to a file and the Quiz

2 - Adding your own plants, User Data Input

eBooks - Teacher recommended

These 4 books by Ruth Kerruish are teacher recommended.
1. Plant protection 1:pest, diseases and weeds.
2. Plant proctection 2: methods of control (not available online at present)
3. Plant protection 3: selected ornatmentals, fruit and vegetables
4. Plant protection 4: How to diagnose plant problems

Please click on the link to view and download each of the books in a PDF format.