Grapevine Protection - ENTOMOLOGIA (2016/2017)

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 sem. dal Mar 1, 2017 al Jun 9, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about: morphology, anatomy, biology and ecology of insects and mites harmful to grapevine; diagnosis on plant diseases related to pests; arthropods rational and environmentally friendly control with particular attention to biotechnologies biological control and and integrated pest management

Syllabus

Arthropods characteristics and classification . Morphology, physiology and ethology of insects and mites harmful to grapevine. 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. Damage threshold. 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 biology, ecology and damages. Biological and integrated pest management

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
N.J. Bostanian, C. Vincent Arthropod management in Vineyards: Pests, Approaches and Future Directions Springer 2012
E. Tremblay Entomologia Applicata Vol. I Generalità e mezzi di controllo Liguori 2003
A. Lucchi Note di Entomologia Viticola Ed. Pisa University 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be made with oral questions. The exam will assess the degree of knowledge on the topics presented during the lectures

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017