Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures and 24 hours practical activities. Total: 48 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated Total Time Commitment: 170
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/students email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CoordinatorDr Virginia Williamson
This subject examines three key factors that impact on the health of plants: pests (insects and mites), weeds and pathogens. Students will learn how to identify common pest, disease and weed species and understand how to manage and control them, using biological principles and various control methods. Maintaining the health of horticultural crops will be approached from different perspectives such as Integrated Pest Management, beneficial insects, genetic modification, crop rotation, chemical and biological controls. Safe practices when using chemicals will be discussed, as will the legislation pertaining to pests, and noxious and environmental weeds.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
1 hour practical examination (20%) mid semester, 45 minute theory examination (15%) mid semester, final 1 hour practical examination (20%) end of semester, final 45 minute theory examination (15%) end of semester, practical book assessment (20%) throughout semester, participation in subject (10%) end of semester.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Evert, RF & Eichhorn, SE 2013, Raven Biology of Plants, 8th edn, WH Freeman & Company, New York
|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|
• Exercise problem-solving skills (developed through practical exercises and lecture discussions);
Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture |
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