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University of New England
Study this online unit in Integrated Weed Management to develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of integrating various techniques of weed management in order to achieve optimal results.
Offered by Open Universities Australia and University of New England, this online unit will guide you through various methods used to control weeds including the use of chemicals, grazing strategies, quarantine and classical biological control. Throughout the course of the unit, you will also explore a wide range of factors relating to the spread of weeds. The impact of weeds on the ecosystems they dominate will be examined, and other topic areas include weed invasion and population dynamics.
You will also be able to select an area to specialise in, as the unit is designed to offer an array of choices to help you address your professional development needs. Specialisations can include aquatic systems, cropping systems, vineyards, orchards, and national parks and conservation reserves.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; so anyone can apply.
In this weed management unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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By the end of the unit, you will have a comprehensive grasp of the various areas of integrated weed management, and will be able to critically evaluate various options with regard to effectively controlling weed infestations.
Such skills and knowledge will be advantageous to farmers, horticulturalists, gardeners and conservation specialists.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.