Applied Entomology and Plant Pathology
Module Plant Pathology

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: Giancarlo POLIZZI

Expected Learning Outcomes

This course will provide to the students the basic knowoledge on plant pathology with special emphasis on disease diagnostic, epidemiology and sustainable control methods to prevent plant diseases or to reduce their impacts.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons and practical exercises in classroom and in lab.

As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline. 
It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

Introduction and social impact of plant pathology. Types of diseases. The life-cycle of a disease and epidemiology. Diagnosis. Koch' postulates. Control strategies. Basic elements to formulate a correct diagnosis and application of acquired knowledge for the analysis of specific disease cases. Laboratory training for the different plant pathogens.

Textbook Information

G.N. Agrios, 2005. Plant Pathology: 5th Edition Hardcover

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Semeiotica e aspetti diagnosticiG. Goidanich, 1959. Manuale di Patologia vegetale. Volume I. Edizioni Agricole Bologna
2Principali mezzi di lottaG. Lorenzini. Principi di Fitoiatria. SEU, Pisa
3Caso studio: diagnosi, epidemiologia e strategie di lotta