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HORT339 – Weed Identification and Control

Module code
Module title
Weed Identification and Control
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge in weed identification, prevention and control.
  • SX1701
  • WB2676
  • WB2678
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Identify weeds commonly found in a specified sector
2. Describe the effects of weeds in a specified sector industry
3. Describe methods and implications and legal requirements of weed prevention and control.
- Weed identifications; visual observation of vegetative and identifying features
- Common names, 10 weeds
- Detrimental effects of weeds; competition for light, space, moisture, nutrients, aesthetics appearance, animal health, playing surface, health and safety of workers and consumers, hosting pests and diseases
- Weed adaptation and dispersal survival; growth rate and habit, plant reproduction, seed production and dispersal, seeding height, herbicide resistance, physical and chemical defences, plant vigour, root systems and segments, competitive ability, moisture conservation, bulbs, stolons, rhizomes
- Environmental conditions of local area
- Implications of weed prevention and control; plant life cycles and stages
- Methods; chemical, biological, cultural, physical
- Legal requirements and implications
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, workbooks, independent learning, and assignments.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.

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