953340 Biological and biotechnical plant protection


Type
Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Organisation
Offered in
Sommersemester 2019
Languages of instruction
Deutsch

Content

Presentation of biological agents and biotechnical methods, possibilities of practical use and application specifics. • Natural enemies of pest arthropods (predators, parasitoids and pathogens), their action in prey respectively host populations and possibilities for use in biological control measures, • Physical and chemical stimuli in monitoring and control of phytophagous pests, • Direct and indirect defense mechanisms of plants against phytophagous pests and phytopathogens, • Microbial antagonists of phytopathogens and their application.
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Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge on diagnosis and biology of arthropod pests and plant diseases, i.e. entomology and phytopathology, microbiology and chemistry.
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Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
•Understand the basic principles, possible practical use and application specifics of biological agents and biotechnical methods, possibilities of practical use.
•Assess advantages and disadvantages of various control methods and agents
•Identify natural antagonists (predators, parasitoids, entomopathogens) of arthropod pests
•Know about the application specifics of antagonists against arthropod pests in biological control strategies
•Understand the basic principles of behavioural control of arthropod pests
•Explain the effects of chemical and physical stimuli that are used for monitoring and control of arthropod pest populations
•Explain different mechanisms of biochemical defence systems in plants and their potential applications
•Apply the most important bioactive plant extracts and preparations against phytopathogens and pests
•Explain basic modes of action of microbial antagonists against phytopathogens
•Assess possible practical use and application specifics of microbial antagonists against phytopathogens
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You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.