Acarology & Nematology


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1011 SEMESTER

7th and 9th

COURSE TITLE ACAROLOGY-NEMATOLOGY
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course

5

5

COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S)
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01131/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired the basic knowledge on the main aspects of the biology, ecology and behavior of phytophagous and predatory mites as well as of phytoparasitic nematodes. In addition, the students will be able to identify important mite and nematode pests and suggest pest management tactics against them.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Morphology, anatomy, physiology, ecology and management of important mite and nematode species in agriculture. Focus will be given to the mite families Eriophyidae, Tetranychidae, Tarsonemidae, Argasidae, Tydeidae, Tenuipalpidae, Acaridae, Phytoseiidae, Anystidae, Hemisarcoptidae, Pyemotidae, Pyroglyphidae, Stigmaeidae, Varroidae and the nematode genera Meloidogyne, Heterodera, Globodera, Pratylenchus, Ditylenchus, and Anguina.
  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  • e-class
TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Project assay 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

125
STUDENT ASSESSMENT Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 PROPOSED LITERATURE

Hoy M.A. (2011). Agricultural Acarology: Introduction to Integrated Mite Management. CRC Press.