Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Giancarlo Polizzi and Dalia Aiello
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/12 - Plant pathology
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

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.

Course Structure

28 hours of frontal lessons and 28 hours of 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

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.