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Undergraduate | TAS-ZAB119 | 2024

Principles of Weed, Pest and Disease Management

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Study method
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
14 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 Feb 2024
  • 22 July 2024
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Principles of Weed, Pest and Disease Management

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

    1. Identify and describe the effect of weeds, pests and diseases on farm productivity and profitability
    2. Evaluate strategies to manage weeds, pests and diseases in dynamic practice situations
    3. Reflect on and communicate practitioner skills, knowledge and attributes required to implement management strategies
    4. Describe market impacts created by weed, pest and disease issues in food and fibre production

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: Weekly online 1 to 2-hour Tutorial; 1 x half day online Workshop per semester. Optional Course wide field trips

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Undergraduate Certificate in Agriculture

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Associate Degree in Agribusiness

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