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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
LAND AND LANSCAPE RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT
Course unit
ORNAMENTAL PLANT PATHOLOGY
AGM0013365, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LAND AND LANSCAPE RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT (Ord. 2008)
AG0061, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track PAESAGGIO, PARCHI E GIARDINI [001LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ORNAMENTAL PLANT PATHOLOGY
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 Italian
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
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/12 Plant Pathology 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Laboratory 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 Commissione valida dall'a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 MONTECCHIO LUCIO (Presidente)
LINALDEDDU BENEDETTO TEODORO (Membro Effettivo)
SELLA LUCA (Supplente)
9  Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 MONTECCHIO LUCIO (Presidente)
LINALDEDDU BENEDETTO TEODORO (Membro Effettivo)
SELLA LUCA (Supplente)
8  Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 MONTECCHIO LUCIO (Presidente)
LINALDEDDU BENEDETTO TEODORO (Membro Effettivo)
SELLA LUCA (Supplente)
7 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 MONTECCHIO LUCIO (Presidente)
SELLA LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
CAUSIN ROBERTO (Supplente)
FAVARON FRANCESCO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of general biology and botany with particular regard on the structure and function of primary and secondary generator of tissues, xylem, phloem in aboveground and belowground of trees. Transport of sap and nutrient of tree. General knowledge of fungi, bacteria and viruses.
Target skills and knowledge: The student will be able to recognize the major biotic, abiotic and decline diseases of ornamental plants and to carry out the diagnose. The student will be also able to implement the necessary measures of control using mostly organic methods or methods at low environmental impact.
Examination methods: The examination will be made writing or orally in relation of the student's request .
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on the completeness of knowledge on diseases of ornamental plants , and on the mode of exposure with particular regard to clarity.
By teaching the Area will be subsequently posted a link to the statistical distribution of marks obtained by students
Course unit contents: Methods to recognize the healthy plant. Ecological role of disease. The diseased plant. Symptoms and signs. Biotic agents of tree disease fungi, bacteria and viruses.
Generalized biotic diseases, powdery mildews, root rots, wood decay. Symptoms, pathogenesis, life cycle, resistance, diagnosis and control measures.
Diseases of elm and sycamore. Symptoms, pathogenesis, life cycle, resistance, diagnosis and control measures.
Diseases of oaks, ashes, beech, cherry, poplars and other hardwoods. Symptoms, pathogenesis, life cycle, resistance, diagnosis and control measures.
Disease of cypress, pines, cedars spruces and fir. Symptoms, pathogenesis, life cycle, resistance, diagnosis and control measures.
Decline diseases, syndrome, symptoms, countermeasures against declines.
Strategies for the control of diseases. European plant protection legislation.
Urban trees management.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Will be conducted lectures, practical exercises on laboratory diagnosis of major diseases and educational trips in modern and historic parks and gardens. In this way they will be evaluated in field interactions between diseases in different environments and problems associated with the design of green spaces.
Additional notes about suggested reading: It will also provide the power points of the individual lectures and laboratory exercises.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Manion P.D., Tree disease concepts. --: Prentice Hall, 1981. Dal capitolo 8 al 16 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sani L., Valutazione integrata dell’albero. --: Nicomp L. E, 2008.