Plant Protection

Subject 207-173 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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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:


Dr Magali Wright
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.


Symptomatology and insect practical test (60 minute exam), 15%

Weeds, fungi, bacteria, virus and chemical application practical test (60 minute exam), 15%

Participation in practical and prac. book submission, 20%

Final theory examination (90 minute exam), 50%

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 potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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

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Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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