PLANT PESTS AND PATHOGENS

AGR2PPP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the current frontiers of research and development of a range of commercially relevant plant pests and diseases. You will learn the underpinning theory about disease and pest identification using a mix of traditional and modern identification techniques. Techniques to assess plant damage will be taught and practiced. Interactions between the host and the pest or pathogen will be explored. Best practice sustainable control measures that involve integrating information on ecological principles, life and disease cycles and the influences of environmental conditions will be studied, as well as integrated management techniques themselves. This subject will enable you to specialize in areas of particular commercial interest, for example crops, pastures, wine-grapes or turf.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR2IPM

Equivalent subjectsAGR2IPM

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Three years monitoring survey of pesticide residues in Sardinia wines following integrated pest management strategies

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAlberto, A & Fabrizio, D

Year2013

Edition/Volumevol. 185, no. 5 pp. 4281-4289

PublisherEnvironmental Monitoring & Assessment

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPage, J & Horne, P

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO publishing, Collingwood.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Integrated pest management concepts, tactics, strategies

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRadcliffe, E, Hutchison, W & Cancelado, R

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge University Press, UK

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRadcliffe, EB, Hutchison, WD & Cancellado RE

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUniversity of Minnesota, St Paul, MN

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://ipmworld.umn.edu/

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Integrated Pest Management for Crops and Pastures

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHorne, P & Page, J

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO publishing, Collingwood

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Essential Plant Pathology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSchumann GL and D#Arcy CJ

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherThe American Phytopathological Society, U.S.A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify commercially relevant plant diseases within a specialized area and discuss assessments on prevalence.
02. Describe commercially relevant plant diseases within a specialized area.
03. Identify commercially relevant plant pests that affect plant health within a specialized area and discuss assessments on prevalence.
04. Describe commercially relevant plant pests that affect plant health within a specialized area.
05. Analyse and describe the relationships between hosts and pathogens or pests.
06. Implement an integrated pest management program informed by knowledge of methods of pathology and pest management.
07. Review the role of integrated pest management within a specialized area.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
All majors. 18 hours total

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
All majors

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Four 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Viticulture

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Four 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Agronomy/pasture

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Five 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
All majors

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Four 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Turf

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Disease management program (1,000-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Pest management program (1,000-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Practical assessments x 5 (Each 100 words- total equivalent to 500- words). Practical assessment is based on the 3-day laboratory workshop on plant pathology.

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Written exam (2 hours - 2,000- words equivalent). Closed book written examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4