Course: Phytopharmacy

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Course title Phytopharmacy
Course code BOT/FYFA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Sedláková Božena, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Lebeda Aleš, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
The classification of conventional pesticides, new knowledge on the field of final formulations, applications and development of new pesticides. The main criteria of integrated pest management (IPM). Resistance to the pesticides - types of resistance, mechanisms and the origin of resistance development, anti-resistant programme as the background of IPM. Registration of pesticides. Legislating of plant protection. Requirements of professional qualification with manipulation with the agents on plant protection. Alternative agents in current plant protection. Biorational agents - pheromones, analogues of the insect hormones, chemosterilants, inhibitors of chitin formation, activators of induced resistance and their application in plant protection. Biological agents on the base of entomophagous, acariphagous and nematophagous macroorganisms (parasitoides and predators). Biological agents on the base of microorganisms (entomophagous viruses, parasitic nematodes, mycoparasitic and antagonistic fungi and bacteria). Perspectives of pesticides on the base of natural products. GMO in current plant protection.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic), Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
Actual questions of theoretical and practical classification, biological efficacy, formulations and applications of agents on protection of plants and process of registration of pesticides. Information about bases of phytopharmacy, phytopharmacology, toxicology and ecotoxicology
After attending this course, student should be able to know: - how to classify the pesticides, biocides, GMO and to be able to discuss the active ingredients, residuals and resistance to pesticides; - how to use The list of the registered plant protection products; - how to obtain information from www pages focused on phytopharmacy and how to work with them; - legislating about plant protection and requirements of professional qualification with manipulation with the agents on plant protection

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam

Knowledge in extent of the lectures and tutorials, 100% presence in tutorials Exam - combined form (written part + oral part) written part - written exam from the topics discussed on the lectures oral part - oral exam - 2 randomly selected questions from the topics discussed on the tutorials
Recommended literature
  • Ackermann, P. a kol. Metodická příručka ochrany rostlin proti chorobám, škůdcům a plevelům: Polní plodiny. I. Praha, Česká společnost rostlinolékařská. 2008..
  • Carlile, W.R. Pesticide selectivity, health and the environment. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2006..
  • Hall, F.R., Menn, J.J. Biopesticides-use and delivery. New Yersey, Humana Press, 1999..
  • Stenersen, J. Chemical pesticides: mode of action and toxikology. Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2004..
  • Tomlin, C.D.S. (ed.). The Pesticide Manual. Thirteenth Edition. British Crop Protection Council (BCPC), Hampshire, UK, 2003..
  • Zvára, J. a kol. Fytofarmacie. České Budějovice, ZF JU, 1998..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Biology for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Botany (2015) Biology courses 1 Winter