Plant Protection

Subject 207-173 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours lectures and 24 hours practical activities
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr James Will
Subject Overview:

This subject includes:

  • impact of stress on plants and invasion by pests and other parasitic organisms; the classification of pests;

  • identification of common pest, disease and weed species;

  • integrated pest control concepts;

  • pest control measures;

  • fate of chemicals in the environment; and

  • legislation pertaining to pests, noxious weeds and environmental weeds.

Assessment: One 1-hour written mid-semester examination worth 20% of final marks, one final 90-minute written examination worth 30% of final marks, two pest identification assessments worth a total of 30% of final marks and written reports (plant protection record sheets) worth 20% of final marks.Hurdle Requirement: Students must obtain a 40% pass mark for the final examination to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

  • Entomology notes for higher education (J S Brereton), Burnley Campus, The University of Melbourne
  • Pests, diseases, disorders and beneficials in ornamentals: field identification guide (Goodwin, ed.), NSW Agriculture, Gosford NSW, 2000
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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