Forestry pathologies

lbrpp2103  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Forestry pathologies
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 22.5 h
Baudry Olivier (compensates Bragard Claude); Bragard Claude; Legrève Anne (coordinator);

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Study of plant diseases, host-parasite interaction and appropriate methods of crop protection.
Viral diseases: description of typical viroids and viruses, thorough studies of viral diseases selected based on their modes of transmission. Bacterial diseases: study of large groups of plant bacterial diseases and their life cycle, epidemiology and control methods. Fungal diseases: description of major diseases caused by protists, chromista, ascomycetes, deuteromycetes and basidiomycetes, their life cycle and methods of crop protection

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 a. Contribution of the activity to the LO (LO from the program)
1.1 to 1.5 ; 2.1 to 2.4 ; 3.1 to 3.9 ; 4.1 to 4.7 6.1 to 6.5 ; 7.1 to 7.4 ; 8.1 to 8.6
b. LO from the program specific to this activity
By the end of the coursus, the student will be able to:
-       identify plant pathogens detailed in the course
-       explain the epidemiology of major diseases, the life cycle of the causative agents
-       develop appropriate control strategy
-       explain and apply the Koch's postulate for a given pathogen
- gather and synthetize information on a disease, a pest or a method of disease control.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Teaching methods
Lectures and practical works
Evaluation methods
Written exam during the examination period, reports and exam on the practical works
Other information
The course can be taken in three different ways, either the full course (LBRPP2103, 5 credits) with theoretical and practical parts, only the lectures without practical work (LBRPP2103A-part A, 3 credits), or only the part of the academic program regarding forest pathology (LBRPP2103B part B, 2 credits).
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
Syllabus and/or slides available on Moodle, web site
Diapos disponibles via Moodle ou support électronique. Thesaurus d'images ;
Ouvrages de référence dans le domaine de la pathologie végétale
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Agricultural Bioengineering