PARASSITOLOGIA AGRARIA

Gestione e Valorizzazione delle Risorse Agrarie e delle Aree Protette PARASSITOLOGIA AGRARIA

0712200052
DIPARTIMENTO DI FARMACIA
EQF6
GESTIONE E VALORIZZAZIONE DELLE RISORSE AGRARIE E DELLE AREE PROTETTE
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
642LESSONS
Objectives
ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE ON ASPECTS OF MORPHOLOGY, BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, SYMPTOMATOLOGY, HARMFULNESS AND CONTROL OF THE MAIN ANIMAL PESTS OF AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY INTEREST BELONGING TO THE GROUPS OF NEMATODES, MITES, PULMONATE GASTROPODS, BIRDS AND RODENTS, AS WELL AS GENERALITIES RELATED TO GROUPS OF SECONDARY ANIMAL PESTS (CRUSTACEANS, MYRIAPODS, REPTILES) AND IN-DEPTH STUDIES ON USEFUL SPECIES USED IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL. THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE TO RECOGNISE PARASITES AND DEVELOP INTEGRATED CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR THE SPECIES OF MAJOR INTEREST.

THE MAIN KNOWLEDGE WILL BE:
-THE DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VARIOUS GROUPS AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN ECOSYSTEMS.
-THE BASIC FEATURES OF THE MORPHOLOGY AND ANATOMY OF ANIMAL PESTS.
-THE MAIN TYPES OF DAMAGE THAT CAN BE DONE TO PLANTS BY ANIMAL PARASITES, AND THE ROLE OF USEFUL SPECIES, WITH PARTICULAR REGARD TO ENTOMOPATHOGENS AND PREDATORS.
-THE MAIN CONTROL TOOLS AGAINST PLANT-DAMAGING ANIMAL PESTS, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THOSE WITH THE LEAST ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.
-THE PRINCIPLES ON WHICH TO BASE PROPER MANAGEMENT OF ANIMAL PESTS IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.

THE MAIN SKILLS WILL BE:
-ANALYSE AGRO-SYSTEMS AND IDENTIFY POTENTIAL ANIMAL PESTS.
-IDENTIFY THE ANIMAL PESTS RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE THROUGH THE USE OF APPROPRIATE INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT TOOLS.
- DEVISE AND ADVISE ON PROPER ANIMAL PEST MANAGEMENT OF PLANTS IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
Prerequisites
THERE ARE NO FORMAL PREREQUISITES, BUT KNOWLEDGE OF BIOLOGY AND BOTANY, PLANT PATHOLOGY AND AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY IS REQUIRED TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND APPLY MOST OF THE TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE.
Contents
NEMATOLOGY (2 ETCS): MORPHOLOGY AND ANATOMY; BIOLOGY, ETHOLOGY, BIOLOGICAL STRAINS, QUIESCENCE AND CRYPTOBIOSIS, DISPERSAL; NEMATODE-HOST PLANT RELATIONSHIPS, ATTACK SYMPTOMATOLOGY; NATURAL ENEMIES OF NEMATODES; AGRONOMIC, PHYSICAL, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL CONTROL. QUARANTINE NEMATODES. SAMPLING OF SUBSTRATES AND EXTRACTION OF NEMATODES; INSIGHTS INTO SPECIES OF MAJOR AGRICULTURAL INTEREST.
ACAROLOGY (2 ETCS): MORPHOLOGY AND ANATOMY; BIOLOGY AND ETHOLOGY; POPULATION DYNAMICS; NATURAL ENEMIES OF PHYTOPHAGOUS SPECIES; CAUSES OF PULLULATION; SYMPTOMS AND DAMAGE; SAMPLING METHODS; MEANS OF CONTROL; SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL CONTROL ON NATURAL ANTAGONISTS; IN-DEPTH STUDIES ON SPECIES OF MAJOR AGRICULTURAL INTEREST.
GASTROPODS (0.25 ETCS): MORPHOLOGY AND ANATOMY; BIOLOGY, ETHOLOGY AND CONTROL OF MAJOR SPECIES OF AGRICULTURAL INTEREST.
RODENTS (0.75 ETCS): MORPHOLOGY; BIO-ETHOLOGY; DAMAGE; CONTROL STRATEGIES AND MONITORING OF THE MAIN SPECIES OF AGRICULTURAL INTEREST. STRUCTURAL PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN AGRO-INDUSTRY.
BIRDS (0.75 ETCS): MORPHOLOGY AND ANATOMY; BIO-ETHOLOGY; DAMAGE; CONTROL AND MONITORING STRATEGIES OF THE MAIN SPECIES OF AGRICULTURAL INTEREST. ISSUES RELATED TO THE PROTECTION OF WILD BIRDS.
OTHER ANIMAL PESTS OF PLANTS (0.25 ITCS): GENERALITIES CONCERNING SECONDARY GROUPS OF ANIMAL PESTS (CRUSTACEANS, MYRIAPODS, REPTILES), MORPHOLOGICAL AND ANATOMICAL CHARACTERISTICS, DAMAGE AND CONTROL STRATEGIES; MAIN SPECIES OF INTEREST.
Teaching Methods
TEACHING INCLUDES LECTURES (5 ETCS, 35 HRS) DELIVERED IN THE CLASSROOM WITH THE SUPPORT OF SLIDES, DEDICATED FILMS, ONLINE RESOURCES AND PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES (1 ETCS, 7 HRS) FOR THE RECOGNITION OF ANIMAL PESTS, DAMAGE AND CONTAMINATION.
Verification of learning
ACHIEVEMENT OF THE TEACHING OBJECTIVES IS CERTIFIED BY PASSING AN ORAL EXAMINATION WITH A GRADE IN THIRTIETHS ( MINIMUM 18/30). THE ORAL EXAMINATION CONSISTS OF AN INTERVIEW WITH QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION ON THE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONTENTS INDICATED IN THE TEACHING PROGRAMME.
Texts
REFERENCE TEXT BOOKS
-ZANGHERI S., PELLIZZARI SCALTRITI G., 2000 - PARASSITOLOGIA ANIMALE DEI VEGETALI, CLEUP PADOVA.
-BACCETTI B., ET AL. 2000 – MANUALE DI ZOOLOGIA AGRARIA. A. DELFINO ED., ROMA.
-A.A.V.V., NEMATOLOGIA AGRARIA GENERALE ED APPLICATA. SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI NEMATOLOGIA ED., FIRENZE.
OTHER TEACHING MATERIALS:
- COPIES OF THE SLIDES, ARTICLES AND NOTES DISTRIBUTED BY THE LECTURER DURING THE COURSE AND SUBSEQUENTLY AVAILABLE ON MICROSOFT TEAMS.
More Information
FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE HTTP://DOCENTI.UNISA.IT/058292
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