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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Course unit
IPM OF PESTS OF FRUIT CROPS IN TEMPERATE CLIMATE
AVP5073938, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
AV2293, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track PLANT HEALTH [003LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination IPM OF PESTS OF FRUIT CROPS IN TEMPERATE CLIMATE
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALBERTO POZZEBON AGR/11
Other lecturers LUCA MAZZON AGR/11

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/11 General and Applied Entomology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of general and agricultural Entomology
Target skills and knowledge: Students will understand the ecological and economic concepts of Integrated Pest Management. They will be able to recognize and identify the main pests of temperate fruit (e.g. apple, pear, peach, apricot, cherry, soft fruits) and grapes, through appropriate monitoring and sampling procedures. Students will learn concepts and methods of biological control, cultural control, and biotechnics applied to pest control. They will understand how to build control measures aimed at minimizing the impact of pesticides on human health and the environment.
Examination methods: Final exam. A term project will be assigned to students and will count in the final course grade.
Assessment criteria: Written exam will assess the degree of knowledge on the topics presented during the lectures; Term project will evaluate critical analysis skills, and the creativity in pest management implementation
Course unit contents: This course will deal with current strategies of biological and integrated control of arthropod pests of fruit crops in temperate climate: Topics covered: IPM overview; biology and management of pests of apple, pear, peach, apricot, cherry, soft fruits and grape; general aspects of biological, cultural and chemical control tactics in temperate fruit production.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: There will be 48 contact hours. The course will comprise front lectures with slides presentation, laboratory sessions and seminars. Reading of the class textbook, of material and other references provided by instructor will be associated to the lectures. During the course laboratory sessions (about 16 hours) will be dedicated to a practical presentation of IPM tools and their use. Laboratory sessions will comprise field visits.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Aluja, Martin, Tracy C. Leskey, and Charles Vincent, eds., Biorational tree-fruit pest management.. --: CABI, 2009.
  • Bostanian, Noubar J., Charles Vincent, and Rufus Isaacs, eds., Arthropod Management in Vineyards: Pests, Approaches, and Future Directions. --: Springer Science & Business Media, 2012.
  • David V Alford, Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition. --: CRC Press, 2007.