Grapevine pests, diseases and disorders: phatology (2009/2010)

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Course code
4S02022
Name of lecturer
Annalisa Polverari
Coordinator
Annalisa Polverari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
7
Academic sector
AGR/12 - PLANT PATHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
2nd Semester dal Mar 1, 2010 al Jun 15, 2010.

Lesson timetable

2nd Semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall B (Lebrecht)  
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall B (Lebrecht)  
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall B (Lebrecht)  

Learning outcomes

General concepts and terms in phytopathology. Disease cycle. Symptom description.
Main groups of phytopathogenic organisms: oomycetes, fungi, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses and viroids. Virulence and pathogenicity factors. Basic epidemiology.
Traditional and advanced diagnostic tools.
Mechanisms of plant resistance to pathogens.

Plant protection: (in collaboration with the teacher of Difesa della Vite I): agronomic practices for disease prevention; control measures: physical, chemical and organic protection. National and EU legislation for pesticide registration and use. Grapevine breeding for disease resistance.

Biology and control of all main grapevine diseases. In collaboration with the teacher of Difesa della Vite I: integrated approaches to grapevine protection.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination