PLPT 323

Grape Pest and Disease Management

Course overview

You’ll delve deep into the biology of grapevine pests and diseases and their developments and then formulate effective, integrated pest and diseases management strategies and control methods.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Biological Sciences, BIOS-110



  • Viticulture I, WINE-201

Credits 15
Domestic fees $933.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe the biology, development and spread of pests and diseases in the vineyard.
  2. Recognise and describe important pests and diseases of grape vines.
  3. Describe principles and practices of pest and disease management.
  4. Appraise the disease and pest potential of vineyards at all stages of crop development.
  5. Investigate life/disease cycles of the pests and diseases, recognise and develop suitable management strategies.

Course examiners

Seona Casonato

Dr Seona Casonato

Senior Lecturer

Department of Pest Management and Conservation

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