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The purpose of the course is to give knowledge about: morphology, anatomy, biology and ecology of insects and mites; diagnosis on plant diseases linked to animal parasites; arthropods rational control with particular attention to phytosanitary product, biotechnologies applied to arthropods, biological control and integrated pest management.
Arthropods. Elements of insects morphology, physiology and ethology. Nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, excretory and endocrine systems. Reproduction and cycle development. Population dynamic: biotic potential and environmental resistance. relationship between insects and other organisms: viruses and phytoplasmas transmission. Threshold and application criteria. Chemical control and insects management. Insecticides: general information, mode of action, selectivity and phytotoxicity. Pest resistance management and man-made pests. Biological and integrated pest control. Cultural and mechanical control. Biotechnologies. Insect classification. Biology, damage and control of the main grapevine pests (e.g. moths, phylloxera, leafhoppers, scales and thrips). Grape’s minor pests. Grape mites morphology anatomy, biology, ecology and damages. Biological and integrated pest management.
• E. Tremblay (2003) – Entomologia Applicata Vol. I Generalità e mezzi di controllo Ed. Liguori
• A. Lucchi (2016) – Note di Entomologia Viticola Ed. Pisa University
• N.J. Bostanian, C. Vincent (2012) – Arthropod management in Vineyards: Pests, Approaches and Future Directions Ed. Springer
The didactic material will be taken from journals/books available in the library and/or given as photocopies.
The exam will be made with oral questions.
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