|Module code||PLG 251|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
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.
|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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