Pests and diseases


Types of pests and diseases and the principles of spreading and treating them.

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range of crop pests and diseases
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range of pests and diseases
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typology of pests and diseases

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Pests and diseases is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Aquaculture cage technician: Aquaculture cage technicians operate in the production of aquatic organisms in water-based (freshwater, brackish water, salt water) on-growing processes in cages.

Optional knowledge

Pests and diseases is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Biotechnical technician: Biotechnical technicians perform technological work in assistance of scientists. They work in laboratory settings where they help scientists to research, develop and test forms of biotechnology. They set up lab equipment, prepare scientific tests and gather scientific data.
Pesticide mixer: Pesticide mixers operate and maintain machines that mix chemical ingredients in dry or liquid state, in order to produce insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides or herbicides, making sure the end product is according to formula.
Environmental health inspector: Environmental health inspectors carry out investigations to ensure that areas, organisations and companies comply with environmental and public health legislation. They evaluate environmental complaints, provide reports on their findings and work to prevent future hazards or noncompliance with current policies. Environmental health inspectors perform consultations to promote public health and safety.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022