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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG01122472, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0063, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track PROFESSIONALE [003LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOLOGY AND DISEASE CONTROL
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 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 ROBERTO CAUSIN AGR/12

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

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 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

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

Prerequisites: Students should have knowledge of Plant Pathology
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is:
- to provide the basic knowledge to correctly develop strategies for the plant disease management
- to deal with the subjects linked to mycotoxigenic fungi infections and mycotoxin contaminations of crops
- to complete the knowledge about grape diseases
Examination methods: The examination is carried out through written test with open questions
Assessment criteria: Will be evaluated:
the understanding of the basic concepts of Plant Pathology and Phytoiatry;
the understanding of reasons behind the choice among the various ways of plant disease control with particular attention to the risks associated with the plant disease management;
the ability to autonomously connect the knowledge achieved in the various courses (even along the first level) to exploit them both in the disease control and in the micotoxin contaminatiomn control.
Course unit contents: 1CFU: Assesment of plant disease losses. Plant disease forecasting.
2 CFU: Principles and strategies of diseases control; diseases management and use of the decision-making models; integrated disease management
3CFU: Chemical fungicides: risks for humans and environment; principles of ecotoxicology. Phytotoxicity.
4CFU: Chemical fungicides: efficacy, dose-response curve, effective dose; modes of action of fungicides; fungicide resistance in crop pathogens.
5CFU: Cereal diseases and cereal diseases control
6CFU: Mycotoxins in cereals, occurrence and management
7CFU: Foliar and wood diseases of grape caused by fungi; grapevine phytoplasmosis.
8CFU: practical work, carried out in classroom, in laboratory and in field
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching will be carried out through:
52 hours of lectures, using Power Point slide shows;
8 hours of practical work, carried out in classroom, in laboratory and in field
Additional notes about suggested reading: The Power Point slides used during the course will be posted on Internet (
It is important to attend the course and take notes to supplement Power Point slides.
The Powerpoint slides complemented with the notes taken in class are enough to pass the exam
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R.C. Pearson, A.C. Goheen, Edit., Compendium of grape disease. St. Paul, Minnesota - USA: APS Press - The American Phytopathology Society, 1998. Da non considerare per la difesa Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Lorenzini, Principi di Fitoiatria. Bologna: Edagricole, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Donald G. White, Edit., Compendium of Corn Disease, Third Edition. St. Paul, Minnesota - USA: APS Press - The American Phytopathology Society, 1999. Da non considerare per la difesa Cerca nel catalogo
  • Edited by William W. Bockus, Robert L. Bowden, Robert M. Hunger, Wendell L. Morrill, Timothy D. Murr, Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition. St. Paul, Minnesota - USA: APS Press - The American Phytopathology Society, 2010. Da considerare con cautela per la difesa Cerca nel catalogo