Environmental Behavior of Pesticides

Academic Year 2019/2020 - 3° Year - Curriculum DIFESA DELLE PIANTE COLTIVATE
Teaching Staff: Cristina Abbate
Credit Value: 6
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course will highlight the main mechanisms of chemical, physical and biological processes that govern the fate of pesticide in different environmental compartments with emphasis on the distibution mechanisms, degradation and accumulation.

Course Structure

The course will include frontal lessons and laboratories.

Detailed Course Content

The interactions with the soil system: adsorption, chemical and biological degradation; interactions with plants: absorption and metabolism; contamination of water and air systems; transport in the liquid and gaseous phases; main decontamination techniques of soil and water: biological, chemical and physical.

Textbook Information

"Agrofarmaci: conoscenze per un uso sostenibile." Gennari e Trevisan. Perdisa editore.