Plant protection management

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
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.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Presentation of the course and educational aims. History of Phytoiatry. Plant disease management. Phytosanitary regulations. Regulations on the registration, labelling, commercialization and usage of plant protection products. Functional and chemical classification of agrochemicals, their formulation and mode of action. Translocation of agrochemicals in plant tissues and organs. Sustainable use of agrochemicals. Resistance to agrochemicals: genetic and biochemical bases, prevention. Agrochemical residues in food, superficial water and groundwater.
Visit to agrochemical company.
Prerequisites for admission
Fundamentals of Plant Pathology.
Teaching methods
Lectures and educational visit.
Teaching Resources
IT platform Ariel
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written examination.
AGR/12 - PLANT PATHOLOGY - University credits: 6
Field activity: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Iriti Marcello