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Pests and diseases in the plantation forestry industry

Pests and diseases in the plantation forestry industry

This Agriculture lesson is a research activity to allow students to gain an understanding about one forestry plantation pest – European Gypsy Moth – and one forestry plantation disease – Pine Pitch Catcher. Both pest and disease pose a serious threat to the forestry industry in Australia.

Students will:
– complete a research case study of each organism. Website links have been provided to assist students with their research outlines.
– have the opportunity to complete a glossary of terms related to their case studies.



Forestry, Plantations, Agriculture, Animal Structure and Function, Biodiversity, Conservation, Diseases, Diseases and pests, Ecosystems, Environmental Management, Sustainability, land management, Natural Resources, Pest management, Pests, Crops