PLV210 Plant Protection in Urban Horticulture
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Course responsible: Lars Olav Brandsæter
Teachers: Arne Stensvand, Ingerd Skow Hofgaard, Liv Berge, May Bente Brurberg, Ole Martin Eklo, Dag Ragnar Blystad, Nina Svae Johansen, Sven Christer Magnusson
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
BSc and MSc in Plant Science, BSc Landscape Construction and Management and Landscape Architecture.
Herbology: Weeds, definition, reproduction, migration, damage, classification on biological and ecological grounds, and occurrence in Norway of the most important species. Entomology: Important pest species in green areas, identification, migration. Plant Pathology: Fundamental reasons for diseases in plants, diagnosis, laws concerning dangerous pests, migration routes. Pest control: Principles, conditions and effects of preventive and direct initiatives. Side effects of pest control initiatives. Control of pests in different situations, solutions to different practical pest problems in green areas.
- The student shall have sufficient knowledge to take action against pest organisms in green areas.
- He/she shall be acquainted with the biological and ecological qualities of the most important pest organisms (plant pathogens, pests and weeds) in green areas, the fundamentals in control, and be able to choose the relevant actions.
- The student shall be able to put up control strategies for pests when establishing and conserving green areas.
- The student shall be able to choose control strategies in line with general opinions on control, mainly in public green areas.
- Be able to use general knowledge and skills of reviewed pests (syllabus species) as a fundament for finding control methodes for other pest control challenges as well.
Lectures, demonstrations, laboratory exercises, group work and seminars.
Exercises, seminars and handed-in and approved herbarium.
There will often be exercises and group work during the same lessons as lectures. In that case attendance is required.
Three hour written exam counts 50% of the grade and assesments 50% (herbarium, "case study", excursion report and exercise report). All parts have to be passed.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
PLV 200 (earlier: PLV220, PLV230, PLV240). Reduction: 5 credits.
Type of course:
Lectures: 55 hours. Exercises in greenhouse/laboratory/field: 35 hours. Seminars: 10 hours.
An external examiner will be used both in preparing and assessing the exams.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades