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Plant disease and pest management - unitą didattica 1
Codice: G000SA
Docente:  Paolo Cortesi
Anno di corso:   
Quadrimestre/semestre: 
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Articolazione dei CFU: Lezioni frontali: 2,5
Altro: 0,5
Obiettivi formativi:  The course is based on presentation and discussion of cases of study and scientific papers finalized to deepen the knowledge of biology, epidemiology and population dynamics of the most important pest and diseases of arable and fruit crops and forests. Regulations concerning the use of chemicals and biological control organisms will be used to propose sustainable pest and disease management strategies.
Competenze acquisite:  The students will learn how to approach the problems related to the pest and diseases management of the most important arable and fruit crops and forest plants, both within the frame of integrated and organic agriculture. They will know the rules and regulatory restrictions related to the development and use of chemicals and biological control organisms for the management of known and alien pests and diseases.
Sintesi del programma:  Concepts in plant disease management. Integrated plant protection and biological control. Fungicides mechanism and mode of action, formulation and mode of use. Regulation to register, to sell and to use chemical or organic fungicides. Plant disease management strategy for the most important crops within the frame of integrated or organic farming.
Programma:  Concept of plant disease management. European, State and Regional rules concerning: - quarantines and inspections, - use of pathogen free-propagating materials, - reduction of chemicals applied for plant diseases control. Principles of plant disease management in integrated and organic agriculture. Fungicides: mechanism and mode of action, formulation, toxicity, mode of use. Fungicide resistance, and resistance management. Regulation to register, to sell and to use chemical fungicides and biotechnical products. Presentation and discussion of plant disease management strategy for the most important arable and fruit crops and forests within the frame of integrated or organic farming.
Prerequisiti:  Basic knowledge of Plant pathology, Agronomy, Genetics, Field crops, Fruit crops, Statistics.
Propedeuticitą:  Nessuna
Materiale didattico:  Recommended textbooks useful for consultation: - Lorenzini G.: Principi di fitoiatria. Egadricole, Bologna - Jones D.G.: The epidemiology of plant diseases. Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1998. - Boland J.G. and Kuykendall: Plant-microbe interactions and biological control. Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1998. - Kennedy G.G. and Sutton B.T.: Emerging technologies for integrated pest management. APS press., 1999. Gonthier P. and Nicolotti G.: Infectious forest diseases. CABI International 2013.
Modalità d'esame e altre info:  Final oral exam.
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