The main diseases and pests (fungi, viruses, bacteria, nematodes, mites, and insects )
of crops (arable crops, vegetables, fruit crops) in temperate climate zones will be
presented. The symptoms, diagnosis, biology and life cycles, economic importance,
possible control methods will be studied in lectures, practicals and field trips. The
economic damage, prognosis, possible control methods using economic thresholds will
Learning outcome, core skills:
Students will be able to recognize and identify the main pests and diseases, understand
the origin, distribution and dynamics of diseases and pests in the field as a basis for the
development of control methods.
Examination: Written examination (45 minutes)
regular attendance at field practical and excursion
Identification and diagnosis of plant pests and diseases of crops of the temperate
climate zones, knowledge of the life cycle, distribution, and population dynamics.