Sustainable Plant Protection
You’ll develop an understanding of the sustainable tools available to manage pests and disease of
plants in managed ecosystems.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2021|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify, evaluate and compare sustainable tools for control of a known pest, pathogen or weed.
- Describe the biology, ecology and epidemiology of selected pest organisms and how they can impact plant production.
- Discuss the factors that affect the success of sustainable approaches to plant protection.
- Recognise the implications of biosecurity monitoring on pest/pathogen control and eradication.
- Apply many of the ecological and plant protection principles of sustainable plant protection.
- Critically evaluate existing research programmes in biological control and integrated pest management.
- Evaluate and analyse experimental data.
- Explain the importance of sustainable production systems to the long-term viability of Aotearoa-New Zealand’s plant production systems.
- Discuss the potential of sustainable options in pest, weed and disease control.
Associate Professor Eirian Jones
Chair AGLS Postgraduate Research Committee
Department of Pest Management and Conservation[email protected]