COTT301 Cotton Crop Protection

Updated: 15 February 2019
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 Intensive school to be held at ACRI, Narrabri. Dates to be advised.
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 None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions COTT401 or COTT501
Notes

All online students will receive a 'cotton protection' manual produced by the UNE and Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) personnel and attend a 3.5 day Mandatory Intensive School held at the Australian Cotton Research Institute near Narrabri and take part in online exercises and communication.

Combined Units COTT401 - Cotton Crop Protection
COTT501 - Cotton Crop Protection
Coordinator(s) Oliver Knox (oknox@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit examines the management of insect pests, weeds and diseases that affect cotton crops. The scientific basis for their management is discussed as well as practical, sustainable methods for their control. Identification, thresholds, integrated control mechanisms of all cotton pests are discussed. Students are required to complete a practical session totalling 3.5 days at the Australian Cotton Research Institute, Narrabri.

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 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:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical knowledge of cotton crop protection by identifying the main pests, weeds and diseases of cotton crops, and discussing their management, identification, ecology and relationship to each other;
  2. knowledgeably discuss the principles behind the protection of cotton crops from arthropod pests, weeds and diseases demonstrating a sound knowledge of the environmental implications of pesticides applications;
  3. describe Integrated Pest Management (IPM): clearly communicating the effective combination of pesticides and biological control measures in the management of pests in cotton systems;
  4. demonstrate practical and technical understanding of the correct set up of a spray rig for pesticide application;
  5. demonstrate critical thinking and judgement in discussing the environmental implications of pesticide applications;and
  6. explain in some detail several case studies of pest problems of cotton crops in Australia including the biology and ecology of the problem/s.