Integrated Crop Management & Certification


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1009 SEMESTER   6th / 8th
COURSE TITLE INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT AND CERTIFICATION
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 (3+2) 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01178/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will be able to:

1.Understand the principles of integrated pest management programs.

2.Understand the current protocols for certification.

General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Principles of integrated pest management in crop systems. Protocols for IPM certification according to AGRO1&2. Case studies for certain crops e.g. olives, citrus, stone fruits etc.
  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  • e-class
TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 52
Laboratory courses 25
Written essay 5
Independent study 43
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

125
STUDENT ASSESSMENT Written exams at the end of the semester. Furthermore, student will have to prepare and submit by the end of the semester and before the examination period, one literature review project on a topic relevant to the course. Student should also prepare and give a brief lecture on the topic of their review pepper. The titles of the literature reviews will be announced within the 4th week of the semester and students could chose one topic which will best suit their interests.

 PROPOSED LITERATURE

Radcliffe E., Hutchison W. & Cancelado R. (2008). Integrated Pest Management: Concepts, Tactics, Strategies and Case Studies. Cambridge University Press.

Supplementary literature sources will be available during the course through e-class.