CONTROL METHODS FOR ANIMAL PESTS

Academic Year 2015/2016 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Agatino Russo
Credit Value: 6
Taught classes: 32 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course will provide the theoretical insights and practical methodologies of control of agricultural pests in order to develop experts in Integrated Pest Management


Detailed Course Content

Evolution of control methods for insects and other arthropod pests. Agronomic, physical and chemical methods. Biotechnical methods: semio-chemicals and manipulation of signals. Genetic manipulation of plants and natural enemies. Integrated pest management and intervention thresholds - economic thresholds - principles of biological control.


Textbook Information

1. BACCETTI B., BARBAGALLO S., SÜSS L., TREMBLAY E., 2000. Manuale di Zoologia Agraria. Delfino Editore, Roma [ISBN 88-728722227];

2. VIGGIANI G., 1997. Lotta biologica e integrata nella difesa fitosanitaria, Volume II: Lotta integrata ai fitofagi. Liguori, Napoli (ed.) [ISBN 88-207-2239-9].

3. PENNACCHIO F. 2014 Gli insetti e il loro controllo. Liguori Editore [ISBN: 978-88-207-5351-1].