953303 Parasitology and pathology of crop plants

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Steinkellner, Siegrid , Koschier, Elisabeth Helene
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Presentation, description and demonstration of the biology, epidemiology and control of major pathogens and pests of the major field crops such as cereals, maize, oilseed rape, potatoes and sugar beets.

Previous knowledge expected

lecture is based on the knowledge of the course 953.100 and 953.101

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

* know the biology, epidemiology of the most important microbial and animal pathogens of main agricultural crops, and appropriate control measures
* identify the main pests of agricultural crops in Austria and their occurrence in the seasonal cycle
* have sound knowledge of the biology and life cycles of the agricultural arthropod pests, nematodes and pathogens
* recognize the typical image of a disease caused by arthropod pests, nematodes and pathogens
* can estimate harmful effect done by animal pests and pathogens
* rate infestation promoting factors
* have an overview of possible control measures against agricultural arthropod pests, nematodes and pathogens
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.