Academic Year 2015/2016 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Giancarlo Polizzi
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/12 - Plant pathology
Taught classes: 32 hours
Term / Semester:

Detailed Course Content

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.

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.

Textbook Information

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.