Grapevine Protection - ENTOMOLOGIA (2015/2016)

Course code
4S02740
Name of lecturer
Nicola Mori
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
AGR/11 - GENERAL AND APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2016 al Jun 10, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

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.

Syllabus

Programme:
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.

Reference books:
• 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

Teaching materials:
The didactic material will be taken from journals/books available in the library and/or given as photocopies.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be made with oral questions.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016