|| RS35810 |
|| CROP PROTECTION |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Dr Malcolm H Leitch |
|| Semester 2 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours 20 x 1 hour lectures |
|| Practical || 5 Hours 2 x 2.5 hour practicals |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3 ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| Assignment: Outcome assessed: 3 ||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Candidates will be required to re-take the element(s) of assessment that resulted in them failing the module. || |
On completion of this modules, students will be able to:
1) assess disease, pest and weed severity and estimate effects on yield;
2) understand the genetic basis for disease resistance and the potential for exploiting resistance;
3) evaluate integrated strategies for disease, pest and weed control.
The lectures deal with the broad areas of disease, pest and weed management: disease development and basic epidemiology; disease/yield loss relationships; plant disease resistance and its exploitation; disease management strategies - integration of cultural, chemical, physical and plant resistance approaches; pests and the damage they cause, pest management strategies, including biological control; weed competition; weed biology - strategies for reproduction, spread, survival and competitive ability; herbicide use; non-chemical approaches to weed control; chemical application technology. The practicals consider disease assessment techniques and weed identification.
To examine the principles that underlie the management of diseases, pests and weeds and to provide a framework for the development of control strategies in crop production.
.1 Independent project work
Developed and assessed in the assignment
.2 IT and information handling
A wide range of sources of information, including internet sources, will be required to collect the necessary details for the assignment.
.4 Writing in an academic context
Thi is developed and assessed in both the assignment and in the written examination.
Lucas J A (1998) Plant pathology and plant pathogens
Maloy O C (1993) Plant disease control: principles and practice
Wiley and Sons
van Emden H F (1992) Pest control. New Studies in Biology
This module is at CQFW Level 6