Plant chemistry : diagnostics and recommendations

lbrpp2205  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Plant chemistry : diagnostics and recommendations
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
60.0 h
Q1 and Q2
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
Problem-based learning of plant clinic principles and practice

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 à 4.7 ; 6.2 to 6.8 ; 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.5 ; 8.1 to 8.6
b. LO from the program specific to this activity
At the term of the activity, the student will be able to:
-       identify precisely the causes of abiotic and biotic plant diseases;
-       recommend a control measure adequately chosen for a given plant disease or pest;
-       Work out the current diagnostic methods in plant pathology;
-       Categorize and list the data available on a given plant disease and pest;

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”.
This lecture is divided in two parts. The first part is dedicated to learn the basis of plant diseases and pest hands on diagnostic. The second part is a problem-based approach of plant diseases: the students are given plant pathology related problems to be solved first with the help of the lecturers, then by a student team approach and finally by the student alone. A choice of targeted examples will allow the design of intervention strategies, applied to viroids, viruses, mycoplasma and phytoplasma, bacteria, fungi as well as physiological disorders. Examples of mites and insects will also be given.
Teaching methods
Problem-based approach developed with the students, based on case studies. This approach requires an active presence of the students which have to learn how to identify the plant pest and diseases, search amongst the bibliographic resources and master the required identification techniques, from the microscope to molecular one.
Evaluation methods
Students are evaluated on their ability to provide a correct diagnostic and adequate advices for the control of a plant pest or disease.
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
Moodle : PowerPoint files
L'étudiant a recours à la bibliographie disponible dans le domaine de la pathologie végétale, via le système UCL libellule notamment. Nombreux ouvrages et publications disponibles et à disposition des étudiants.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Agricultural Bioengineering