283311

Controlling Weeds

Aspects of weed biology will be studied to help understand how to obtain efficient and effective weed control. The full range of control techniques, both chemical and non-chemical, will be discussed. Students will learn how to develop integrated weed control programmes for their specific area of interest in agriculture, horticulture, forestry or conservation.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

283311

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subjects

Agriculture/Horticulture Plants, Agronomy

Course planning information

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
119120 or 120101 or 171102 or 283101

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Restrictions

Choose just one
171385

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Use information on the biology of any weed species to provide recommendations that will improve effectiveness of its control.
  • 2 Select the most appropriate herbicide for any weed situation and obtain maximum effectiveness from that herbicide without causing damage to crop plants.
  • 3 Recommend effective non-chemical weed control strategies to be used in conjunction with herbicides or instead of them where appropriate.
  • 4 Integrate knowledge of weed identification, weed biology, weed control techniques and field research procedures to design effective and safe weed control programmes for any crop or enterprise.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 3 10%
Portfolio 1 2 3 4 25%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 25%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Highly recommended

A GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF NZ COMMON WEEDS IN COLOUR

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E.A. UPRITCHARD
ISBN
0959767614
Publisher
NZ Plant Protection Society

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO COMMON WEEDS OF NEW ZEALAND

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IAN POPAY, PAUL CHAMPION AND TREVOR JAMES
ISBN
9780473162856
Edition
3RD
Publisher
New Zealand Plant Protection Society

NEW ZEALAND NOVACHEM AGRICHEMICAL MANUAL

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2015
Publisher
Agrimedia

NEW ZEALAND NOVACHEM AGRICHEMICAL MANUAL

Edition
2012
Publisher
Agrimedia

NEW ZEALAND NOVACHEM AGRICHEMICAL MANUAL

Author
STUART YOUNG (EDITOR)
ISBN
N/A
Edition
2017
Publisher
AGRIMEDIA

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