GRNS501 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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GRNS301 or GRNS401
Notes None
Combined Units GRNS301 - Grain Crop Protection
GRNS401 - 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 an advanced knowledge of the major pests and disesases of grain crops and investigate and critically evaluate current methods of management to reduce their impact;
  2. independently identify weeds within a specified cropping system and recommend control strategies;
  3. demonstrate mastery of the issues relating to pesticide resistance, and use this knowledge to independently plan potential strategies to avoid or overcome a problem in a specific situation;
  4. present a coherent and sustained discussion of the principles of, and practical isues involved with, chemical application including an outline of the legislative responsibilities of all participants in the industry; and
  5. critically evaluate a specific grain storage facility or environment and, if appropriate, recommend improved approaches or practices.