Integrated Pest and Weed Management

Subject 208-265 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - 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: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 36 hours of tutorials and practicals
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:


Ms Helen Waite
Subject Overview:

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • identify the principles of integrated pest and weed management;

  • identify the common range of pests and diseases that impact on crops and pastures;

  • recall how population change occurs under different climatic and other factors; and

  • document physical loss from pests and disease, and identify suitable time for control for economic control.

The content includes:

  • causes of crop and pasture loss including arthropods and animal pests, weeds and plant pathogens;

  • crop health assessment;

  • principles and methodology of crop protection including pest exclusion, crop management practices, chemical control, biological control, and genetic resistance;

  • economic assessment of control strategies;

  • monitoring pest and weed populations and determining optimum control strategies; and

  • case studies of current and proposed integrated pest and weed control programs.

Assessment: One 2.5-hour written examination (50% of final marks); one 2000-word essay (20% of final marks); and one 3000-word essay (30% of final marks).Hurdle Requirement: In order to pass the subject students must attend four of the five practical sessions, four of the five tours/excursions and both the practical workshops in week one and week twelve.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Agriculture

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