AGRO514 Plant BiosecurityUpdated: 14 February 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Coordinator(s)||Brian Sindel (email@example.com)|
Australia faces growing challenges in the area of plant biosecurity due to the increase in trade, travel and tourism. The introduction of plant diseases, pests and weeds has the potential to have serious consequences for agricultural industries as well as natural ecosystems and the natural resources base. This unit aims at covering issues relevant to biosecurity of plant-based industries and natural ecosystems. Topics covered include pathogens and crop bioterrrorism, insect pests, noxious weeds, transgenic plants, quarantine, border security, phyto-sanitary regulations and risk assessment, depending on the interests of students.
|Materials||Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: