PLANT PESTS AND PATHOGENS
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 and recordings with IPM experts and hands on practical experiments and demonstrations in the lab. In the practical classes students will study arrange of insect pests and plant pathogens to understand the biology of different pests and diseases, how to look for signs of infection/infestation and how to control pests and pathogens.
Subject Co-ordinatorKim Plummer
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Plummer
Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour 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.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
4 face to face, plus online pracs
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Online content, activities and quizzes including completing an electronic prac book
IPM case study and pre-prac quiz in advance of face to face Prac 1 on IPM
|Quizzes||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
ePortfolio record of practical experiences (> 1,200- words equivalent) and identification of invertebrates of importance (pests and beneficials); and various pathogens presented in laboratory. 2 stepped assessment tasks reporting of appropriate records from lab; first is instructive and mainly formative, 2nd is summative.
|Other||Individual||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Online questions (1,000-words equivalent) to align with pracs and lectures
|Other||Individual||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
One 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)
|Central exam||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|