953153 Phytopathology in horticulture

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Methods of diagnosis of phytopathogenic organisms. Biology and epidemiology of important diseases of vegetables, ornamentals, fruits and grape-vine. Diagnosis of symptoms caused by viruses bacterials, fungi and non-parasitic damages. Requirements of plant diseases. Compatible and non-compatible host-pathogen-interactions. Economical damage thresholds and forcaste-models. Mode of action of plant protection products and their side effects. Aspects of biological and integrated crop protection. Examples of diseases on vegetables and ornamentals.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Knowledge of

•important diseases and non-parasitic damages in vegetables, ornamentals, fruits and grape-vine

•biology of parthogens and host-parasite.interactions of selected pathogens

•methods of diagnosis of plant diseases

•mode of actions of crop protection substances for exactly treatments in an integrated pest management
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