Plant Health and Improvement
Subject AGRI30032 (2014)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty four hours of lectures, 36 hours of practicals (total 60 hours) |
Total Time Commitment:
Sixty hours contact time; 60 hours directed study, assessment and readings (total 120 hours)
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
208-293 Plant Growth Processes, or equivalent
|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 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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject outlines the methods used to identify pathogens causing plant diseases, the consequences of diseases for plant productivity; and plant breeding techniques used to identify and capture plant traits within populations. The links between these two areas are explored as plant breeders and pathologists seek novel genetic material capable of resisting or tolerating plant pathogens. The concept of Plant Biosecurity will be introduced where Australia’s plant resources are safeguarded through adequate security and quarantine. Topics covered include:
On completion of this subject, students will:
Two-hour end-of-semester examination worth 40% of final marks; a one-hour mid-semester examination worth 20% of final marks; practical class assessments worth 20% of final marks; and an assignment comprising a collection of plant diseases worth 20% of final marks.
G. N. Agrios 2004. Plant Pathology. 5th ed. Academic Press, Harcourt/Academic Press, USA.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:
Agricultural Science |
Production Animal Health
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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