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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG01102602, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0058, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY
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 CARLO DUSO AGR/11
Other lecturers ALBERTO POZZEBON AGR/11

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/11 General and Applied Entomology 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 2
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Viticulture is requested for fully understanding of lectures in Agricultural Entomology.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge on the anatomy, biology, ecology and behaviour of arthropod pests and their natural enemies will be provided. Emphasis will be given on biological control and biotechnologies useful to monitor and control grapevine pests. Basic concepts and applications of Integrated Pest Management will be reported. The students should be able to plan effective and sustainable IPM strategies against arthropod pests.
Examination methods: The exam consists of a written test containing open questions. The questions cover the entire program. The written test can be integrated with an interview when necessary.
Assessment criteria: The student competence will be evaluated considering the notions and concepts acquired and the ability to use them to solve problems.
Course unit contents: 1st credit: Principles of morphology, physiology and ethology of insects.
2nd credit: Reproduction and development, life cycles, population dynamics, factors affecting insect outbreaks. Relationships between insects and other organisms, transmission of pathogens.
3rd credit: Biological control, supervised control, biotechnologies, Integrated Pest Management.
4th credit: Insect pest management, nature and features of pesticides, impact of pesticides on non-target organisms, resistance to pesticides.
5th credit: Grape pests.
6th credit: Insect classification.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course comprises theoretical lessons (about 40 hours) as well as laboratory and field activities (about 8 hours).
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study material is the copy of the slides used during the lessons, which will be provided online: (Moodle). The use of a reference book in Entomology (e.g. P. Gullan, P. Cranston - Lineamenti di Entomologia, Zanichelli) is reccommended.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

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  • Laboratory

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