GRNS401 Grain Crop Protection

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Updated: 15 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GRNS301 or GRNS501
Notes None
Combined Units GRNS301 - Grain Crop Protection
GRNS501 - Grain Crop Protection
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit provides students with an understanding of the major crop protection issues associated with the sustainable production of grain crops in Australia, including cereals, pulses (Legumes) and oilseeds. Topics include weed, disease and pest management, pesticide resistance, chemical application and legislation, grain quality and product integrity, and the application of biotechnology for crop protection.

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 specialised body of knowledge of the major pests and diseases of grain crops and critically discuss the current methods of management to reduce their impact;
  2. independently identify and knowledgeably discuss the important weeds within cropping systems and describe their ecology and control strategies;
  3. explain the key issues of pesticide resistance, and describe strategies to avoid or overcome the problem in a range of situations;
  4. demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles of, and practical issues involved with, chemical application and outline the legislative responsibilities of all participants in the industry; and
  5. critically examine the issues of grain quality and storage in specific environments or locations.