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Agricultural Entomology
Code: G270T-
Teacher:  Lidia Limonta
Year: 
Term: 
CFU: 
CFU subdivision: Lectures: 6
Practices in classroom: 1
Practices in laboratory:  1
Basic aims:  Knowledge on insect importance, morphology, anatomy and physiology; insect identification, dynamics of populations and control. Knowledge on various pests for implementing integrated pest management systems.
Acquired skills:  Recognize insects Orders and morphology of main pest insects. Distinguish between beneficial and pest insects. Know biology and control of pest insects.
Course contents:  Insects systematic and morphological characters of Orders and Families of agricultural importance. Study of morphology, anatomy and postembrionic development that are propaedeutic to the biology of pest insects of main crops; bio-ethologic features usefull for the control will be studied. Evolution of insects control methods: agronomic, mechanical, fisical control, biological control, chemical control, integrated pest management. Insecticides. Key words: insects, morphology, insect pests biology, damage threshold, insects control.
Program:  INTRODUCTION
BIOLOGY OF INSECTS Morphology and Physiology 1 Introduction 2 General morophology and integument 3 Head and appendices 4 Mouthparts 5 Thorax and appendices 6 Abdomen and appendices 7 Muscular and digestive systems 8 Respiratory and digestive systems 9 Nervous systems 10 Sensils and reproductive system 11 Reproduction 12 Exocrine glands 13 Endocrine glands. Excretory system 14 Postembryonal development 15 Sound and light producing organs
POPULATION DYNAMICS
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
PEST INSECTS
Prerequisites:  None
Preparatory instructions:  Knowledge of basic biology.
Learning materials:  Please write to lidia.limonta@unimi.it
Other info:  The student must collect, prepare and identify insects.
The identification of insects is mandatory to continue the exam.
Questions are on morphology, physiology, and biology of pest
insects.
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