AGRO522 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 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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions AGRO422
Notes None
Combined Units AGRO422 - 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% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3-6

Compulsory Assignment 2 20% 2000
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% 500
Assessment Notes

Unit Quiz - online

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2-6

Compulsory Final Examination 3 hrs 40% 3000
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 and integrated understanding of the subject by outlining the nature of weeds;
  2. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the subject by identifying a wide range of important weed species;
  3. critically analyse, evaluate and reflect upon complex information about how weeds affect different types of ecosystems, interpreting and transmitting this knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences in written or verbal forms;
  4. display autonomy, expert judgement and responsibility in discussing the range of management options available for weed control;
  5. research and apply established theories about weed management, particularly in regards to an economic and historical context; and
  6. research and apply established theoretical aspects of this subject so as to critically explore integrated weed management systems.