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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP5073938, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AV2293, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track PLANT HEALTH [003LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 ALBERTO POZZEBON 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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

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 crops (e.g., apple, pear, peach, apricot, cherry, soft fruits), grapes and ornamental trees, through appropriate monitoring and sampling procedures. Students will learn the 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 could 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 grape, and ornamental trees; 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
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.
  • Coll, Moshe; Wajnberg, Eric, Environmental pest managementrisorsa elettronicachallenges for agronomists, ecologists, economists and policymakersedited by Moshe Coll, Eric Wajnberg. Hoboken: Wiley, --.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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