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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Course unit
FOREST PATHOLOGY AND WOOD ALTERATIONS
AGN1030840, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2017)
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track FOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT [001LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FOREST PATHOLOGY AND WOOD ALTERATIONS
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
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 LUCIO MONTECCHIO AGR/12

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/12 Plant Pathology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 2.0 16 34.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Plant biology, Forest botany, Sylviculture.
Target skills and knowledge: Ecologic and economic aspects of the main forest diseases in nursery, plantations and forests. The most dangerous diseases will be deepen (biological cycle of the parasite, symptoms and control)
Examination methods: Written examination
Assessment criteria: Understanding and critical approach to the topics discussed
Course unit contents: Role of parasites and mutualists in natural and artificial systems. Parasitism and parasitic relationships. Susceptibility and resistance. Epidemics.
Symptoms of the main diseases.
Biological, chemical and legislative control. Main international and national legislative bases
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, laboratory (microscopy), field trips
Additional notes about suggested reading: Student’s notes collected during lectures, labs, trips. No handouts available
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gonthier P. and Nicolotti G., Infectious Forest Diseases. Wallingford: CABI Publishing, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo