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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP7079778, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0061, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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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 PATHOLOGY OF ORNAMENTAL TREES
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

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 of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Laboratory 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

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.
Examination methods: The examination will be written.
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.
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: I powerpoint usati a lezione saranno messi a disposizione dello studente con files pdf, ma non sono sufficienti alla preparazione dell'esame.
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. Cerca nel catalogo