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HR901 - Advances in Crop Protection

  • Module code: HR901
  • Module name: Advances in Crop Protection
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to teach students the importance and impact of plant pests, diseases and weeds on food production and provide them with a thorough understanding of their biology and ecology. This knowledge will underpin an examination of the principles behind the wide range of different control approaches that can be applied and an analysis of how these may be combined in an integrated crop management system. The conflicting requirements of environmental and crop protection will also be addressed.

Principal learning outcomes

 To understand the impact of plant pests, diseases and weeds on food production.  To understand key concepts associated with the biology and ecology of plant pathogens, pests and weeds.  To assess a range of advanced approaches for controlling pests, diseases and weeds.  To develop and evaluate the components of integrated crop pest and disease management systems.  To analyse the conflicting and complex requirements of environmental and crop protection.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures, tutorials and practical classes.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: HR901-20)
A3 (Assessed work only) 2500 word essay 60%
  In-module test 40%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century (D4A2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Food Security (D4A3) - Year 1
Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Integrative Bioscience (C1PK) - Year 1