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The focus of this unit is on advanced topics of plant disease biology and management. Concepts will be illustrated with diseases caused by viral and virus-like agents, phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi in agricultural and horticultural systems. Topics include infection biology, host resistance, disease transmission, disease epidemiology and detection of pathogens. Practical sessions are project-based including group work and one field trip.
|Unit name||Plant Pathology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Kara Barry|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Outline how plant disease results from epidemiological variables, for selected fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens
- Explain plant disease assessment and management strategies in agriculture and horticultural systems
- Describe the types of plant-pathogen interactions and consequences for plant disease outcomes
- Demonstrate advanced practical skills in selected topics of plant pathology and communicate scientific information
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2 x 50 min lectures weekly for 13 weeks
1 x 3 hr practical weekly for 12 weeks (includes 1 field trip, 8 laboratory sessions and 3 workshops)
|Assessment||Online quizzes (15%)|Examination (40%)|Practical report (a) (10%)|Practical report (b) (10%)|Practical report (c) (10%)|Cereal disease presentation (15%)|
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