AGRO311 Plant ProtectionUpdated: 16 April 2020
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||AGRO211 or AGRO223 or candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or School of Science and Technology|
The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.
|Coordinator(s)||David Backhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit deals with the basic biology, ecology and management of pest organisms (insects, diseases and weeds) which attack plants in agricultural and environmental ecosystems. The principles of ecological, physical, biological and chemical control techniques are discussed, and the concepts of integrated pest management are applied. Topics include: the main groups of plant pests and their economic impacts, economic thresholds, identification, biology and ecology; mode of action, application and detoxification of pesticides; management of pesticide resistance; biological control using natural enemies; pest management through environmental modification; use of resistant varieties including transgenic plants; quarantine; and integrated pest management systems.
|Materials||No text required|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: