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Plant disease epidemiology 785


 
Module code PLG 785
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Understanding of how plant disease epidemics occur in nature and how they can be monitored and analysed. In-depth knowledge of how plant diseases cause crop losses, how these losses are quantified, and how losses are predicted. Examples of how epidemiology is used to set the strategy of plant disease control. Use of some statistical procedures for quantifying and comparing epidemics. Impact of climate change on plant disease development. In-depth discussions on plant-pathogen interactions and plant defence mechanisms.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites PLG 262, PLG 351 and PLG 363 or permission from the HOD.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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