The course aims at providing students with adequate knowledge about: a) the different approaches in crop protection, focusing on the chemical control and related environmental issues; b) basic elements of integrated crop protection from diseases.
Expected learning outcomes
The acquired skills are essential in professional activities in the sector of integrated crop protection from diseases.
Presentation of the course and educational aims. Regulations on the registration, labelling, commercialization and usage of plant protection products and microbial antagonists. Functional and chemical classification of fungicides, and their mode of action and formulation. Translocation of agrochemicals in plant tissues and organs. Methods for evaluating in vitro, in planta and in the field the biological activity of fungicides. Resistance to fungicides: genetic and biochemical bases, prevention. Fungicide residues in food.Biological control. Natural products and inducers of resistance (SAR). Decision Supporting Systems: forecasting models.
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