Course: Phytopathology

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Course title Phytopathology
Course code KROV/FPAT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bohatá Andrea, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Diseases of crops (cereals, legumes, root crops, oilseeds, vegetables, fruit trees and grapevine), focusing on the origin of the disease, symptoms and course of the disease, sources of inoculum and ways of surviving pathogens in the environment, transmission and propagation of pathogens, biotic and abiotic factors on the occurrence and development of diseases, diagnosis crop diseases, methods of integrated pest management against infectious diseases (agrotechnical, physical, mechanical, chemical, biological).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the most important diseases of basic groups of cultivated agricultural crops.
Students are able to orientate in the field of plant pathogens causes the crop diseases.
Standard knowledge of biology and microbiology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Active participation in exercises, protocols from laboratory exercises, understanding the curriculum defined for the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Agrios G. Plant Pathology. Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 935..
  • Butt T.M., Jackson C., Magan N. Fungi as biocontrol agents - progress, problems and potential. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 23-69..
  • Ciancio A., Mukerji K.G. Integrated Management of Diseases Caused by Fungi, Phytoplasma and Bacteria, Vol. 3. Springer Science and Bussiness Media B.V., pp. 419..
  • Esser K., Lemke P.A. The Mycota XI.-Agricultural Applications. Springer, Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp 388..
  • Häni, F. a kol. Obrazový atlas chorob a škůdců polních plodin. Praha, Scientia s. r.o., Pedagogické nakladatelství, 335 s. 1993.
  • Häni F., Popow G., Reinhard H., Schwarz A., Tanner K., Vorlet M. Obrazový atlas chorob a škůdců polních plodin. Scientia, Praha..
  • Hluchý M., Ackermann P., Zacharda M., Bagar M., Jetmarová E., Vaněk G., Szöke L., Plíšek B. Obrazový atlas chorob a škůdců ovocných dřevin a révy vinné. Biocont laboratory, Brno, s. 498..
  • Kazda J., Mikulka J., Prokinová E. Encyklopedie ochrany rostlin. Praha: Profi Press s.r.o., 400 s..
  • Kůdela V., Bartoš P., Čača Z., Dirlbek J., Frič F., Lebeda A., Šebesta J., Ulrychová M., Valášková E., Veselý D. Obecná fytopatologie. Academica, Praha, 387..
  • Rod J., Hluchý M., Zavadil K., Prášil J., Somssich I., Zacharda M. Obrazový atlas chorob a škůdcůzeleniny střední Evropy. Biocont laboratory, Brno..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer