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Insegnamento: Biological control of pests A.A. 2010/2011
Docenti: Dottore Antonio Franco Spanedda
CFU: 3

Programma
Unit 0: Revision of general entomology
• insect morphology
• insect development
• insect classification
Unit 1: A critical analysis of modern agriculture
• main features
• successes and myths
• concerns
• the case of pesticides
Unit 2: Toward a sustainable agriculture
• the concept of sustainability
• natural ecosystems
• agroecosystems and their evolution
• how to grow a healthy plant and maintain a healthy soil
• evolution of plant protection strategies
• Integrated Pest Management
Unit 3: Biological control of insects
• definitions
• nature and scope of biological control
• historical perspective
• natural enemies of insects: predators, parasitoids, microorganisms
• biological control methods: introduction, augmentation, conservation
• advantages and limits of biological control
• case studies
Unit 4: modern techniques of insect control
• sterile insect technique
• chemical sterilants
• Insect Growth Regulators
• pheromones
• insect resistant plants
• new agrochemicals
Unit 5: The European Regulation on Organic Production
• general principles
• plant protection tools allowed in Organic Production
Risultati di apprendimento
After completion of the course students will be able to:
• understand the key factors of modern agriculture failures and concerns
• understand the role of agroecology in sustainable agriculture management
• identify the main categories of natural enemies of insects and know how to apply biological control methods
• apply plant protection techniques according to the EU Regulation on Organic Production


Propedeuticità obbligatorie
Propedeuticità consigliate
Testi di riferimento
- Scientific papers and web-sites suggested by the Lecturer;
- Rex Dufour. Farmscaping to enhance Biological Control. ATTRA publications. 2000.
- Miguel Altieri and Clara Nicholls. Manage insects on your farm. Sustainable Agriculture Network. 2005
- Miguel Altieri and Clara Nicholls. Agroecology and the Search for a Truly Sustainable Agriculture. University of California, Berkeley.
Modalità di esame
Esame Scritto
Commissione di Esame
Dott. A.F. SPANEDDA, Dott. Giorgio M. BALESTRA
Informazioni didattiche
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Modalità didattica:Lezioni frontali   
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Docenti
Prossimi Esami
Questa Materia è presente nei seguenti curricula
Agroecology and Organic Farming
ex facoltà di Agraria - Università degli studi della Tuscia (Viterbo)