Crop Protection (AFNR5307)

UNIT OF STUDY

The focus of this unit is the development and adoption of integrated pest management to control weeds, insects and plant pathogens. The advantages and disadvantages of biological, cultural and chemical control methods are described using examples from agro-ecosystems. Students will develop a comparative case study of IPM for a particular crop that considers all three pest groups and present a seminar about this case study.

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Classes

1 x 2 hr lecture, 4 hr independent study/week

Assessment

case study (60%), seminar (20%), online and in-class discussion (20%)

Textbooks

Pedigo LP & Rice ME. 2009. Entomology and Pest Management. 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey. Schumann GL & Darcy CJ. 2010. Essential Plant Pathology (2nd ed.). APS Press, St Paul, Minn., USA. Sindel BM (Ed) (2000). Australian Weed Manageme

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No

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