Forest Pest, Disease and Weed Management

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Course Code: 
FBM 1207
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course will focus on tree disease agents and their distinguishing characteristics. Greater emphasis will be on basic knowledge of plant disease epidemiology as well as tree breeding for disease resistance will also be covered. Forest weeds will also be addressed Course objectives·         To give students the basic knowledge of the nature, types and interactions of pests and diseases with weeds, silvicultural and environmental aspects.·         To provide students with the knowledge of appropriate methods for pest and weed control.

Learning Outcomes: 

·         Students can identify and describe economically important pests, pathogens and diseases relating them to silvicultural and environmental aspects.·         Students can demonstrate good knowledge of ecologically and economically sound methods for managing pests, diseases and weeds in forest plantations. 

Forest Pest, Disease and Weed Management
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