PLPT 203

Plant Pest Management

Course overview

You’ll examine the interactions between plants and their pests, the destruction they cause in natural or urban ecosystems, and strategies to manage them.

Course information

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


  • Biological Sciences, BIOS-110


  • a minimum of 45 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 45 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 15
Domestic fees $974.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

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

  1. Describe ways by which the key types of pests cause injury and damage and discuss the economic and other impacts of these pests.
  2. Detail a range of pest control methods used for avoidance, reduction and elimination of pest problems in a range of crops.
  3. Apply selected methods for the diagnosis and identification of pest problems.
  4. Develop integrated pest management programmes that use a range of control methods for the key pest groups of a selected crop.
  5. Understand impacts of different techniques for disease and pest management on the sustainability of farming or growing ecosystems.

Course examiners

Manjula Kularathua

Dr Manjula Kularathna


Department of Pest Management and Conservation