953334 Plant pathology in viticulture

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Redl, Markus , Möth, Stefan
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Representation of the biology, epidemiology and control of major pathogens and pests on vine and fruit trees;

Presentation of predictive models, legal background in the fight against pests, integrated pest management concepts, practical exercises for diagnostics


Previous knowledge expected

Fundamentals of Plant Protection (953.100)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

- know and understand the most important processes of disease development and the development of plant damage by animal pests of the vine
- have knowledge of the plant's defense mechanisms
- know the biology of the main pests and diseases in national and international wine-growing regions
- know the fundamentals of multiplication and spread of pests population
- can assess and evaluate qualitative and quantitative damage done by pathogens and animal pests
- have specific knowledge to combat pathogens and animal pests in conventional, integrated and organic viticulture
- have specific knowledge about forecasting models in orchards and vineyards
- know guidelines and statutory requirements for integrated pest management
- know integrated production systems in orchards and vineyards and their inventory control with respect to pests and beneficial species occurance
- are able to assess the contexts in the development of resistance phenomena of vine against pests as the basis for specific control measures
- can perform Phytopathological laboratory tests for the diagnosis and characterization of pathogens of vine
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.