PLANT PESTS AND DISEASES
Credit points: 15
Historical and ecological aspects of the increasing global problems with plant pests and diseases will be presented. The diversity, broad classification into taxa, life-history and ecology of the main organisms adversely affecting crop production (including: insects, mites, and nematodes, fungi, fungi-like organisms, bacteria, viruses) will be examined. The principles and practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in agriculture, based on deployment of resistant cultivars, cultural and biological control measures and judicious use of pesticides, will be demonstrated in online interviews and face-to-face interactions with IPM experts, practical experiments in the lab and a field trip to a farm where IPM is practiced for pest control. In the practical classes students will study a range of insect pests and plant pathogens and visit a vegetable farm to observe first-hand and discuss with growers they approaches they use to manage pests and diseases.
Subject Co-ordinatorKim Plummer
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesBIO1MGC OR BIO1OF OR BIO1PS OR BIO1EEB OR BIO1APM
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Plummer
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"optional computer tutorial for assisting with electronic portfolio"
One 4.00 h field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|ePortfolio record of practical experiences (1,200-word equivalent) 3 different stepped assessment tasks - first is instructive and mainly formative, 2nd is summative and formative and third is mainly summative as not corrections possible other than for future reporting of appropriate records from lab.||N/A||N/A||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|Field group report (3 students/group, 300 words/student; 8% content, 2% team work)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|Online questions (1,000-word equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|One 2-hour examination (2,000-word equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|