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HORT342 – Monitoring Pests and Diseases

Module code
Module title
Monitoring Pests and Diseases
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge and skill in monitoring plant pests and diseases.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Describe the methods of plant pest and disease monitoring for a specified primary sector workplace situation
Monitor crop plant pest and diseases, and detect any crop anomalies
Record, report and/or correct the results of monitoring activities
-Pest population presence or absence, determining factors; environmental factors, presence of natural enemies, beneficial organisms, production practices
-Pest and disease monitoring; threshold, injury level, injury
-Pest and disease monitoring; techniques and procedures; visual light traps, pyrethrum, detergents, boards, soil sampling, field scouting, random sampling, pheromone traps, sticky traps
-Monitoring for pests and diseases
-Signs or symptoms of anomalies and identifying; pest and or diseases, variations in health, foreign bodies in growing environment, structural issues, maintenance issues
-Recording monitoring results as variations from normal; presence of pests, disease, disorders, predators, beneficial organisms, crop health
-Reporting and correcting anomalies
-Reporting results
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.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Moodle Site:
Workshops and projects will be supported with online material via the Wintec Moodle learning site.

Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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