Applied Entomology and Plant Pathology

Academic Year 2016/2017 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff
  • Plant Pathology: Mario Davino
Credit Value: 12
Taught classes: 64 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Plant Pathology

    The aim of the course is to enable students to know the plant pathogens and strategies for disease control. The purpose is to proceed with the correct choice of control strategies to use both in relation to the targets and the environment, as well as to the correct execution of the cultivation operations to prevent damage caused by pathogens. Within the constraints imposed by the agronomic aspects, from hygiene of food products, from the safety of the environment and the operators that use molecules harmful for human health.

Detailed Course Content

  • Plant Pathology

    The first part of the course will deal with the general aspects of plant pathology, diagnostic methods, the main characteristics of plant pathogens, the transmission, the epidemiology, the means of struggle and the defense strategy. The second part will include the study of the most important diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, phytoplasmas, viruses and viroids that affect trees, herbaceous and horticultural crops.

Textbook Information

  • Plant Pathology

    - G. Belli. Elementi di Patologia vegetale. Piccin Nuova Libraria S.p.A., Padova.

    - G. N. Agrios. Plant Pathology. Elsevier Academic Press.

    - L. Giunchedi, M. Conti, D. Gallitelli e G.P. Martelli. Elementi di Virologia vegetale. Piccin Nuova Libraria S.p.A., Padova.

    - G. Lorenzini. Principi di Fitoiatria, Edagricole Bologna Ed. 2001.

    - M. Muccinelli. Prontuario dei Fitofarmaci. Calderini-Edagricole. Ed. 2006.

    - S.Davino, A.Colombo, D.Donzella, S.Cataldi e M.Davino. Le virosi nell’orticoltura professionale: guida alla prevenzione e alla difesa. AIS-Associazione Italiana Sementi, sezione Orto wic.

    - AAVV. Il virus della Tristeza degli agrumi in Italia: strumenti per la sua conoscenza. A cura di G. Petino. Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali.


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