Introduction to crop protection 251

Module code PLG 251
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Development and importance of crop protection. Basic principles in crop protection i.e. epidemic development of disease and insect pest populations, ecology of plant diseases and abiotic factors that affect plant health i.e. environmental pollution and pesticides, nutrient deficiencies and extreme environmental conditions. Ecological aspects of plant diseases, pest outbreaks and weed invasion. Important agricultural pests and weeds. Life cycles of typical disease causing organisms. Basic principles of integrated pest and disease management.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Double Medium
Academic organisation Microbiology and Plant Path
Period of presentation Semester 1

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