PESTS MANAGEMENT IN URBAN AREAS

PESTS MANAGEMENT IN URBAN AREAS

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Code
65819
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
2 credits during the 2nd year of 9006 GREEN AREAS AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN (LM-3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
AGR/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (GREEN AREAS AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, using presentations and slides available to the students.
During the course, the degree of learning achieved by the students will be assessed from time to time during the lectures.
During the lessons questions will be asked to verify both the previous knowledge and the level of understanding and the ability to link the different topics of the course.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

Relationships between insect pests and their host plants. Trophic activity, direct and indirect damage. Symptoms and causes favouring insect pests outbreaks. Main invasive indigenous and exotic insect pests in the urban environment: distribution, bio-ethology and control strategies.

Control methods, with particular attention to low environmental impact strategies. Trunk injections. Natural and biological control.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Teaching material (e.g. PowerPoint presentations, articles for further information and critical readings) will be available to the students.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Reception by appointment via email.    

Exam Board

BIANCA MARIA RINALDI (President)

FEDERICA LARCHER

CHIARA FERRACINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, using presentations and slides available to the students.
During the course, the degree of learning achieved by the students will be assessed from time to time during the lectures.
During the lessons questions will be asked to verify both the previous knowledge and the level of understanding and the ability to link the different topics of the course.

EXAMS

Exam description

The final exam is carried out in an integrated form with the other modules of the course and consists of the evaluation of a project prepared by the students.