PESTICIDES

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΡΓΙΚΑ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΑ / PESTICIDES
CodeΝ512Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001965

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 279
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other1055
FYTIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)1055

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours51
Class ID
600120730
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • Ν001Υ GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
  • Ν004Υ ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
  • Ν037Ε BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Ν061Ε INTRODUCTION TO PESTICIDE SCIENCE
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
General principals of Pesticide Pharmacology and Toxicology (xenobiotics, biological action, toxicity/pest control performance, intake, absorption, transport through bilogical membranes , mechanisms of absorption, distribution and availability of pesticide active ingredients at the site of action). Chemistry (physicochemical properties) and action (mode of action, metabolism, resistance and ecotoxicological effects on non-target organisms) of the main groups of pesticides (insecticides, acaricides, nematicides, fungicides and herbicides). General principals of pesticide fate in the environment and pesticide risk assessment to humans and other organisms in the environment. National and EU legislation for pesticides registration . 1. Chemical control of pests and Intergrated Pest Management (IPM) 2. Development and registration of pesticides 3. Principals of Pesticide Pharmacology and Toxicology -biological action -toxicity and effectiveness on targets -factors affecting biological action. Intake, absoprtion, transport, distribution and availability of pesticides at the site of action. Permeability of biological membranes and mechanisms of absoprtion of pesticides through biological membranes of plant and animal cells. Metabolism. Pesticide classification. 4. Physicochemical properties and action (mode of action on targets, metabolism, resistance and toxicological effects on non-target organisms) of insecticides affecting the nervous system of insects. 5. Insecticides continued. Insecticides affecting insect growth and development (IGRs) (insect hormone mimics and chitin synthesis inhibitors). 6. Physicochemical properties and action (mode of action on targets, metabolism, resistance and toxicological effects on non-target organisms) of acaricides and nematicides. 7. nematicides and other pesticides. Physicochemical properties and action (mode of action on targets, metabolism, resistance and toxicological effects on non-target organisms). 8. fungicides. Physicochemical properties and action (mode of action on targets, metabolism, resistance and toxicological effects on non-target organisms). 9. herbicides. Physicochemical properties and action (mode of action on targets, metabolism, resistance and toxicological effects on non-target organisms). 10. Biopesticides: Biological pesticides of plant origin and microbial origin. 11. Pesticide Resistence. Case studies. 12.General principals of pesticide fate and behaviour in the environment. Pesticide risk assessment to humans and non-target organisms. 13. Pesticide legislation in EU and Greece.EU regulations for pesticide registration processes and actions to achieve sustainable use of pesticides
Keywords
plant protection, plant protection products, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, biopesticides
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures112
Laboratory Work25
Exams3
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
writing exams 90% and lecture and lab contribution 10%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΓΕΩΡΓΙΚΗ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΖΙΩΓΑ Β. 41962824
Last Update
27-01-2019