Course ID: POG-SE>PP1
Semester: 3 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Horticulture
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
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Short description: One of the branches of of plant protection is a plant pathology - science of plant diseases. In this course, the student will obtain the knowledge: about the influence of biotic and abiotic environmental factors on plants; mechanisms of control plant health; relationships between the plant and the pathogens: methods of disease prevention. Students will learn about the diseases caused by abiotic and biotic factors: viruses, bacteria, protists, chromists, fungi, nematodes and parasitic higher plants.
Full description: Symptoms of plant diseases. Distribution of pathogens. Diseases caused by abiotic factors. Classification biotic detailed overview of viruses, bacteria, fungi and fungilike organisms (protists, chromists) and diseases caused by these organisms. Pathogenesis, mechanisms of infection. Symptoms of the disease. Plant immune response. Epidemiology. Diagnostics. Research methods. Methods of prevention.
Bibliography: 1. Modern Crop Protection Compounds, Second, Revised and Enlarged Edition, Volume 1-3 (Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides), by W. Krämer, U. Schrimer, P. Jeschke, and M. Witchel (Eds.), VILEY-VCH 2012. 2.Plant pathology. Agrios G.N. Academic Press London, 1999
Learning outcomes: Knowledge The student knows the basic factors of diseases occurring species of horticultural plants. They know how to recognize the diseases and to prevent them. Indicates the methods of protection of horticultural plants against diseases as well as methods to reduce the population of pathogenic organisms Determines the influence of pathogens on quality and quantity of yield. O1-W11 O1-W14 O1-W15 The student is able to plan treatments of plant protection in horticultural crops and choose the means and methods of their implementation He can recognize pathogens having an impact on plant growth, O1-U4 O1-U5 Social competences The student is aware of the risks and able to assess the effects associated with treatments protection products and their impact on the environment, take responsibility for own decisions 01-K04 O1-K01; .
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%) written or oral colloquia, exam evaluation of statements on classes

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