PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENTAcademic Year 2018/2019 - 1° Year
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/12 - Plant pathology
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester: 1°
After you complete your study of this course, you should be able to: Explain why identification of the pest and disease is the first step in developing an effective control strategy. Describe “monitoring” as it relates to pest and disease control. Use a control strategy that will reduce the disease to an acceptable level. Define “integrated pest management” and list several possible control tactics that may be used in an IPM strategy. Describe ways to help avoid the development of fungicide resistance.
28 hours of frontal lessons and 28 hours of practical exercises in classroom and in lab.
Detailed Course Content
CONTENTS Diseases identification. Quantification of the damage: disease incidence and severity. Control strategy: principles and tactics. Chemical and non chemical soil and substrate disinfestations. Cultural control. Chemical control. Fungicide resistance and guidelines for to avoid resistance. Schedule treatments. Web sites related to disease control.
1) Methods for Evaluating Pesticides for Control of Plants Pathogens. Edited by Kenneth D. Hickey. APS PRESS.
2) Fungicides in Crop Protection. H.G. Hewitt. Cab International.
3) Fungicide Resistance. Edited by S. Heaney, D. Slawson, D.W. Hollomon, M. Smith, P.E. Russell and D.W. Parry. British Crop Protection Council.