Course: Integrated Pest Management

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Course title Integrated Pest Management
Course code KROV/IOR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Tonka Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Bohatá Andrea, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Integrated Pest Management - definition of IPM, development and content changes in IPM related with development of methodology of plant protection, conception of biointensive and convention Integrated Pest Management. Economic, ecological, hygienic and toxicological aspects of IPM. Program IPM - Fundamental implementation of IPM practice. Fundamentals structure of IPM - host plant, producer technology (silvicultural techniques) and silvicultural goal, identification and delimitation of pest and diseases, population dynamics, prognoses and signalization, critical pest number, threshold limit, delimitation and choice of plant protection methods. Efficacy evaluation of IPM programs, economics of IPM programs. Implementation of a model IPM program for crops (cereals, oil crops, tuber crops, leguminous crops, and perennial crops), vegetables and ornamental plants fruit crops and vine.

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 this course is theory of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and fundamentals formation of IPM programs generated not only with respect to efficacy, but also to hygienic, toxicological, economic and ecological aspects.
Students are able to orientate in the field of natural enemies and their practical using in integrated pest management IPM
Prerequisites
Standard knowledge of entomology, plant pathogelogy, biology and microbiology

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Active participation in exercises, protocols from laboratory exercises, student project, understanding the curriculum defined for the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Dufour R. Biointensive Integrated Pest Management - Fundamentals of Sustainable Agriculture, ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, available on-line http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/ipm.html. 2001.
  • Hrudová E., Pokorný R., Víchová J. Integrovaná ochrana rostlin, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, skripta, 151 s., 2006..
  • Malais, M.H., Ravensberg, W.J. Knowing and recognizing : the biology of glasshouse pest and their natural enemies. Koppert Biological Systems, Inc.. 1992.
  • Persley, G. J. Biotechnology and Integrated Pest Management. Washington DC, The World Bank, USA, 512 s.. 1996.


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): Sustainable Systems in Agricultural Land (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter