953324 Ecological plant protection


Type
Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Hage-Ahmed, Karin , Koschier, Elisabeth Helene
Organisation
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction
Englisch, Deutsch

Content

Basic principles of arthropod-plant interactions.
Principles in ecological plant protection.
Basics in biological and microbial control and of environmental risks.
Advantages and disadvantages in: Classical biological control, neo-classical biological control, conservation biological control; augmentative releases, inoculation and mass application methods.
Successful examples in biological control of plant pests and diseases.
Host resistance of plants against pests and diseases: principles and applications.
Underlying mechanisms and practical applications of microbial antagonists against phytopathogens.
Behavioural control of arthropod pests: theory, current and future applications.
Managing diseases through cultural practices.
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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:
•Explain basic principles of arthropod-plant interactions and ecological plant protection.
•Assess biological and microbial control measures and their potential environmental risks.
•Name the advantages and disadvantages in classical biological control, neo-classical biological control, conservation biological control; augmentative releases, inoculation and mass application methods.
•Give successful examples in biological control of plant pests and diseases.
•Understand principles and applications of host resistance of plants against pests and diseases.
•Explain underlying mechanisms and practical applications of microbial antagonists against phytopathogens.
•Apply behavioural control measures against arthropod pests.
•Apply physical pest control measurements.
•Manage crop pests and diseases through cultural practices.
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You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.