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 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 arrange 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 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsThis subject is co-taught with AGR2PPD. AGR3PPP students submit the same assessment tasks, but are assessed against criteria appropriate for a capstone level
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
Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
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.
Field TripWeek: 11 - 22
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.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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
ePortfolio record of practical experiences (> 1,200-words 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.
|Other||Individual||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Field trip report (max 1,000-words) (3 students/group 300-words/student; 8% content, 2% team work)
|Report||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Online questions (1,000-words equivalent)
|Other||Individual||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
One 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)
|Central exam||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|