PRODUCTS FOR PLANT DEFENSE AND PROTECTION IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Gestione e Valorizzazione delle Risorse Agrarie e delle Aree Protette PRODUCTS FOR PLANT DEFENSE AND PROTECTION IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

0712200026
DIPARTIMENTO DI FARMACIA
EQF6
GESTIONE E VALORIZZAZIONE DELLE RISORSE AGRARIE E DELLE AREE PROTETTE
2020/2021

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
642LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS AT PROVIDING A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGY OF PESTICIDES, IN ORDER TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE MECHANISMS AND PHENOMENA IN WHICH THEY ARE INVOLVED.
BASED ON CLASS LEARNING, THE STUDENTS SHOULD HOLD THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND PRINCIPAL METHOD ABOUT PESTICIDE APPLICATION, CLARIFY CORRELATION AMONG CHEMICAL CONTROL, INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AND GAIN A FOUNDATION FOR FURTHER APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES IN PRACTICE.
Prerequisites
IN ADDITION TO THE COURSE OF CHEMISTRY (THE PASSING OF WHICH IS A MANDATORY PRE-REQUISITE), IT IS ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO KNOW THE BASICS OF BIOLOGY, BOTANY, AGRONOMY AND VEGETAL PATHOLOGY.
Contents
-INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS
-PESTICIDE CLASSIFICATION AND MODE OF ACTION (INSECTICIDES, HERBICIDES, FUNGICIDES)
-PESTICIDE REGULATIONS AND SAFETY (REGULATIONS, LABELING, REGISTRATION, FORMULATIONS, SAFETY)
-PESTICIDE APPLICATION METHODS (APPLICATION EQUIPMENT, RATE CALCULATIONS)
-PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATING PESTICIDES (PESTICIDE RESIDUAL ANALYSIS, BIOASSAYS, FIELD EFFICACY TESTING, FATE AND EFFECTS OF SELECTED CLASSES, DEGRADATION OF RESIDUES BY WEATHERING)
-USE OF PESTICIDES WITHIN INTEGRATED PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS (PESTICIDE SELECTIVITY FOR BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS, POLLINATORS, TRANSGENIC CROPS, FACTORS THAT MITIGATE TOXICITY, RESISTANCE, CROP PROFILES, ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, THE EIQ CONCEPT, TRENDS IN PESTICIDE USE).
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE WILL INCLUDE LECTURES AND IN-CLASS EXERCISES FOR A TOTAL OF 42 HOURS (6 CFU = 6 ECTS).
Verification of learning
THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF TWO PARTS: A ONE-HOUR WRITTEN TEST CONSISTING OF 30 QUESTIONS (1 POINT EACH, A SCORE 18/30 IS REQUIRED TO PASS) RELATED TO THE OFFICIAL EXAMINATION TO GET THE “CERTIFICATO DI ABILITAZIONE ALL’ACQUISTO E ALL’UTILIZZO” (PESTICIDE APPLICATOR LICENCE); AND AN ORAL EXAMINATION (ABOUT 20 MIN, A SCORE 18/30 IS REQUIRED TO PASS) CONSISTING OF IN-DEPTH QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION OF THE TOPICS COVERED DURING THE COURSE.
TEXTBOOKS, HANDOUTS, STUDENT'S OWN NOTES AS WELL AS ELECTRONIC DEVICES SUCH AS LAPTOPS, TABLETS OR SMARTPHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED DURING THE EXAMINATION. THE FINAL MARK IS THE ARITHMETIC MEAN OF THE TWO MARKS.
Texts
RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOKS:
MUCCINELLI M. - PRONTUARIO DEGLI AGROFARMACI - XIII ED. - EDAGRICOLE
LORENZINI G., & NALI C. - PRINCIPI DI FITOIATRIA - II ED. - EDAGRICOLE
BUTTURINI A., & GALASSI T. - DIFESA FITOSANITARIA IN PRODUZIONE INTEGRATA - EDAGRICOLE
COLLECTION OF ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN REGULATIONS REGARDING THE USE, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PESTICIDES IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR (MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY THE TEACHER)
More Information
THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN ITALIAN. ATTENDANCE IS HIGLY RECOMMENDED.
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