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Module

ACE3034 : Applied Crop Protection

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Bilsborrow
  • Other Staff: Professor Giles Budge, Professor Robert Edwards, Professor Neil Boonham
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To provide students with detailed knowledge and encourage understanding of the principles of applied crop protection for temperate crops. To develop skills in researching, organising and presenting scientific information, in verbal and written forms, both individual and small groups.

Outline Of Syllabus

Weed, pest and disease control strategies for cereals, oilseed rape, potatoes and sugar beet.
A major focus of this module will be on chemical control options for arable crop production and the consequences of increasing levels of resistance to these chemicals.
Current developments in Cereal disease control
Current developments in Virology
Current developments in Entomology
Current developments in black-grass control

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable