751-4904-00L  Microbial Pest Control

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersJ. Enkerli, G. Grabenweger, S. Kuske Pradal
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


751-4904-00 GMikrobielle Schädlingsbekämpfung2 hrs
Thu08:15-10:00LFW E 13 »
J. Enkerli, G. Grabenweger, S. Kuske Pradal

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AbstractThis lecture provides conceptual as well as biological and ecological background on microbial pest management. Methods and techniques applied to develop and monitor microbial control agents are elucidated.
ObjectiveTo know the most important groups of insect pathogens and their characteristics. To become familiar with the basic steps necessary for the development of microbial control agents. To understand the techniques and methods used to monitor field applications and the procedures involved in registration of products for microbial pest management.
ContentDefinitions and general terms used in microbial control are presented. Biological and ecological aspects of all arthropod-pathogenic groups (virus, bacteria, fungi and nematodes) as well as their advantages and disadvantages in relation to biocontrol are discussed. Particular emphasis is put on hypocrealean and entomophthoralean fungi. Examples are used to demonstrate how projects in microbial control can be set up, how pathogens can be applied and how efficacy, non-target effects, persistence and dissemination are monitored. Furthermore, the necessary steps for product development, commercial aspects and registration requirements are discussed.
Lecture notesLecture notes comprising the basic aspects will be provided.
LiteratureAdditional literature will be indicated in the lecture

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ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersJ. Enkerli, G. Grabenweger, S. Kuske Pradal
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.

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