953113 Plant protection - seminar

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Laure, Nicole , Leutgöb, Reinhard , Walzer, Andreas , Winter, Silvia , Steinkellner, Siegrid
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Hot topics in plant protection are presented in the context of lectures and seminars, among others

biological control (beneficial insects and microorganisms, recent developments )
the use of plant protection products ( for example, glyphosate, neonicotinoids ,
groundwater problems , ... )
the social significance ( critics vs. proponents , ... )
current problem organisms (phytoplasma in vineyards, cherry fruit fly , ... )
the difference btw. integrated pest management and plant protection in organic farming

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in plant protection

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students know the current issues in crop protection and are able to assign their importance. They can scrutinize current media reports critical and are able to assess and evaluate basic relationships.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.