Principles of Weed, Pest and Disease Management
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- 11 Jul 2022
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On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Identify and describe the effect of weeds, pests and diseases on farm productivity and profitability
- Evaluate strategies to manage weeds, pests and diseases in dynamic practice situations
- Reflect on and communicate practitioner skills, knowledge and attributes required to implement management strategies
- Describe market barriers created by weed, pest and disease issues in food and fibre production
- Integrated management
- Market impacts
- Agribusiness Impacts
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
In this subject you will explore the risks and challenges of pests, weeds and diseases in primary production, in terms of the relative impact on productivity, profitability and market access. You will also investigate various on-farm control methods that are used within an Integrated Pest Management framework to manage those risks. You will be provided with on-farm scenarios to investigate potential solutions for issues using a design thinking approach.
This subject also incorporates learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
- Case study report (40%)
- Poster presentation (30%)
- Self-directed learning workbook (30%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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