953305 Agricultural pest diagnostics

Exercise and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Studera, Melanie , Steinkellner, Siegrid , Koschier, Elisabeth Helene
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Practical instruction on pests and plant pathogens (viruses, bacteria, phytoplasms, fungi) including a theoretical introduction and a treatise of the systematic principles;
Symptomatology and diagnosis;
Methods of detection and identification;
Methods used for preparation.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
•Know the basic principles of systematics and biology of plant viruses and phytoplasms, bacterial and fungal plant diseases.
•Identify the most important pests and diseases of crops
•Assess the symptoms on crops caused by plant diseases and pests.
•Apply diagnose methods in phytopathology, and prepare (microscopic slides a. o.) typical structures and organs for identification of phytopathogens.
•Differentiate the most important groups (orders, families) of insect and mite pests on the basic of typical characteristics.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.