Plant Protection

Subject NRMT10006 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Burnley - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours lectures and 24 hours practical activities
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Magali Wright


Dr Magali Wright


MSLE Student Centre


Phone: 8344 0276

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.


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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: Information Not Available
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:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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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