Plant pathogens: control (poster and presentation)


The poster ‘Plant Pathogens: Control’ illustrates the many ways that we control plant pathogens, from polyculture farming to controlling the import of plants.

The poster is accompanied by a presentation, which can be used as a step-by-step walk-through of the ideas in the poster. Full teaching notes are given, including suggestions for classroom discussions and possible questioning approaches.

Ideas about communicable diseases in plants are included in the updated programmes of study for Key Stage 4 biology published in December 2014. These ideas will be included in GCSE science courses from 2016 (for first assessment in summer 2018).

This bundle of resources will help develop the following learning outcome at KS4:

  • explain how the spread of communicable diseases may be reduced or prevented in plants.

Note that this learning outcome is required in both GCSE Biology and GCSE Combined Science.

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