School Of Science

Plant Health and BiosecurityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300921.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Foundation in chemical and biological sciences, quantitative thinking

Equivalent Units
300787 - Plant Microbiology and Protection

Incompatible Units
300336 - Plant Microbiology Interactions, 300643 - Plant Protection

About this Unit
This unit explores needs of world food production systems for improved plant health and biosecurity, from paddock to plate and environmental consequences of management practices. Through their studies, students will learn to recognise the significance of plant pests (invertebrates, microorganisms and weeds) and their impact on human society and food security, and methods of reducing their damage to plants and plant products. Major areas of study include: recognition of pests and diseases and assessment of field damage; strategies for reducing pest damage (including legislative, physical, biological, genetic and chemical control methods) and their benefits and limitations; the theory and practice of integrated pest and disease management systems; and issues associated with quarantine and biosecurity.

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