AGRO422 Integrated Weed Management

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 2. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. There may be some discrepancies to published unit information while we work through the University processes to approve the changes and reflect them through publication. Information about online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 23 June 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Mandatory The Trimester 2 Intensive School will not be offered in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Intensive School will be delivered through online materials.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites AGRO311 or equivalent or candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or School of Science and Technology
Co-requisites None
Restrictions AGRO522
Notes None
Combined Units AGRO522 - Integrated Weed Management
Coordinator(s) Brian Sindel (bsindel@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit examines weed management and the integration of cultural, biological and chemical control techniques in a range of ecosystems with the option to specialise in cropping systems, pastures, vegetables, orchards and vineyards, lawns and turf, plantation forests, conservation reserves and national parks, rangelands or aquatic systems.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 20% 1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3-6

Compulsory Assignment 2 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Weed collection

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2

Compulsory Presentation 10%
Assessment Notes

Online presentation

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3-6

Compulsory Unit Quiz 10% 600
Assessment Notes

Unit Quiz - online

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2-6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the subject by outlining the nature of weeds;
  2. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the subject by identifying a wide range of important weed species;
  3. critically analyse and evaluate information on the subject of how weeds affect different types of ecosystems, communicating this information to others using written and/or verbal forms;
  4. discuss in depth the range of management options available for weed control;
  5. critically analyse and evaluate information about weed management in an economic and historical context, communicating this knowledge in a detailed verbal or written format; and
  6. assimilate this information so as to critically explore integrated weed management systems at an advanced level.