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BIOS 022

Plant Health

Course overview

You’ll grow your knowledge of the biology and control of important insects, plant diseases, weeds of horticultural and agricultural crops and how to tackle that safely, responsibly and efficiently with agrichemicals.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum average grade of C across the course(s) specified below
  • restriction Plant and Animal Health, BIOS-21 or BIOS-21R
Available semesters Semester 2 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $903.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Recognise the signs and symptoms of some important insect pests, plant diseases and weeds of selected crops or pasture.
  2. Describe the life cycles of common insect pests, plant diseases and weed species, including their survival, reproduction and spread.
  3. Choose the control options for these important insect pests, plant diseases and weeds.
  4. Offer a description of the safe, responsible and efficient use of agrichemicals according to NZS8409:1999 Code of Practice for the Management of Agrichemicals.
  5. Recognise and describe the signs and symptoms of a variety of insect pests, plant diseases and weeds in selected horticultural crops.
  6. Describe the cycles of a variety of insect pests, plant diseases and weeds in selected horticultural crops.
  7. Describe the effect of environmental and other factors on the development and spread of insect pests, plant diseases and weeds.
  8. Describe the control options available for insect pests, plant diseases and weeds in selected horticultural crops.

Course examiners

Natalia Cripps Guazzone

Dr Natalia Cripps-Guazzone

Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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