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Course title Phytopathology
Course code LauZ3031
Credit points (ECTS) 3
Total Hours in Course 81
Number of hours for lectures 16
Number of hours for laboratory classes 16
Independent study hours 49
Date of course confirmation 27/09/2011
Responsible Unit Institute of Soil and Plant Science
There is no prerequisite knowledge required for this course
Course abstract
Subject includes studies on plants diseases and their causal organisms (fungi, bacteria, viruses). Students will study process on infection, influence of environmental, ways and possibilities spreading and survival of pathogens. The students are acquainted with the most important diseases of agricultural crops, their causal agents and life cycle of diseases.
Learning outcomes and their assessment
Knowledge about plant diseases and these causal agents and influence of environment to the development of diseases have been acquired. Students obtain knowledge about the most wide-spread and harmful diseases of agricultural crops.
Students are able to recognize the most important diseases under field conditions, have the skills to characterize casual agents of diseases and knowledge on the basic principles of epidemiology. Students are able to estimate harmfulness of diseases, to understand life cycles of diseases and will be competent to evaluate risk of disease development in the specific situation. Students are able to integrate knowledge in the plant pathology with practical agronomy.
Compulsory reading
1. Augu slimības/B.Bankinas redakcijā. Jelgava, 2003. 247 lpp. 2. Bankina B., Bimšteine G. Praktikums vispārējā augu patoloģijā. Jelgava: LLU, 2010. 24 lpp.
Further reading
1. Agrios G. N. Plant pathology. 4th ed. Academic Press, INC, 1997. 635 lpp. 2. Schumann G.L., D'Arcy C. J. Essential Plant Pathology. The American Phytopathological Society. 2006.
Periodicals and other sources
1. Saimnieks LV. Rīga: TEE BIO, 2004- ISSN 1691-1598.
2. AgroTops. Rīga: Aģentūra Agro apgāds. ISSN 1407-5164. 3. Dārza Pasaule. Rīga : Aģentūra Agro apgāds. ISSN 1407-5172.