Academic Year 2016/2017 - 2° Year - Curriculum Tecnologie fitosanitarie
Teaching Staff: Antonio Biondi
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/11 - General and applied entomology
Taught classes: 32 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims at providing advanced knowledge on the ecological role and harmfulness of the key insect pests. This with the principal goal of identifying the main sustanable integrated management strategies specific for each key insect pest of the Mediterranean environment.

Detailed Course Content

Arthropod-plant interaction and crop damage. Theoretical and practical bases of the integrated control programmes of insect pests of the main Mediterranean crops, such as: citrus, grape, olive, stone and pome fruits, open field and protected vegetables, cereals and legumes. Focus on invasive insect pests and on bibliographic research of scientific articles written in English. Morphological identification of the key pest species.

Textbook Information

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

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

POLLINI A., PONTI I., F. LAFFI F., Schede fitopatologiche, vari voll. Edizioni L'Informatore Agrario;

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