Logo Facoltà di Scienze Agrarie e Alimentari Universitā degli Studi di Milano foto
Facoltā di Scienze Agrarie e Alimentari Universitā degli Studi di Milano
contatti    cerca    mappa   
Plant disease management - unit one
Code: G000SA
Teacher:  Paolo Cortesi
Year:   
Term: 
CFU: 
CFU subdivision: Lectures: 2,5
Other: 0,5
Basic aims:  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.
Acquired skills:  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.
Course contents:  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.
Program:  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.
Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge of Plant pathology, Agronomy, Genetics, Field crops, Fruit crops, Statistics.
Preparatory instructions:  None
Learning materials:  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.
Other info:  Final oral exam.
DOWNLOAD
Program of Plant disease management - unit one (pdf version)
back
  The Faculty
  How to reach us
  Undergraduate programmes
  Courses
  Teaching organization
  LLP/Erasmus for incoming students
  Contacts
Universitā degli Studi di Milano