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BI1267

Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems

The course will give fundamental understandings of application of such basic disciplines as biology, ecology, and technology for environmentally sound and sustainable management of pests, diseases and weeds in horticultural crops. The course will follow up on species knowledge and principles from basic plant protection courses aiming at management programs that are logical, practical and possible to adopt by farmers.

Additional course evaluations for BI1267

Academic year 2021/2022

Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems (BI1267-10121) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2021/2022

Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems (BI1267-M1121) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems (BI1267-10162) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems (BI1267-10080) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems (BI1267-10051) 2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05

Academic year 2017/2018

Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems (BI1267-10095) 2017-08-28 - 2017-10-30

Academic year 2016/2017

Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems (BI1267-10145) 2016-08-29 - 2016-10-31

BI1267 Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Production Systems, 15.0 Credits

Integrerade bekämpningsstrategier för hållbara odlingssystem

Syllabus approved

2015-11-11

Subjects

Biology Horticultural science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

The equivalent of 120 credits including 30 credits in Biology or 30 credits in Horticultural Science or 30 credits in Agricultural Science, and English 6

Objectives

On completion of the course, students will be able to: 

- explain fundamental application of and integration of basic disciplines as biology, ecology and technology for development of sustainable management of pests, diseases and weeds in crops that are logical, practical and possible to adopt by farmers 

- produce a pest management strategy that takes into account several different pests and combines their control measures to achieve practical and economic pest control
- explain the definition of integrated pest management and its historical background
- explain the environmental impact of different pest management strategies.

Content

Plant protection management relies on a profound knowledge of the biology and ecology of the causal organisms and of the crop ecology where they act. Important problems with pests, diseases and weeds especially in horticulture will be addressed within the concept of integrated pest management (IPM). The students will learn how to incorporate subdisciplines of plant pathology, entomology, nemathology and weed sciences (epidemiology, etiology, population ecology, microbial pathogenicity, competition etc.) into holistic management programs that are logical, practical and adoptable by farmers.
Exercises, seminars, excursions and scheduled supervision are compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

The examination consists of oral and written reports of individual and group project work as well as participation in obligatory moments. Contribution to individual project work is evaluated.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Plant Protection Biology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Biology field: Botanik (växtbiologi)
Replaces: BI0904
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Horticultural Science Programme Plant Biology for Sustainable Production - Master´s programme Horticultural Science - Master´s Programme Agroecology - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology Horticultural science
Course code: BI1267 Application code: SLU-10117 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Plant Protection Biology Pace: 100%