1. The concept of integrated pest management. Insect pests and economic decisions. Sampling, monitoring and forecasting. Yield loss assessment. 2. Insecticides in the framework of integrated pest management. Plant resistance. Natural enemies. Cultural control. Selective chemicals. Genetic control. 3. Integrated insect pest management in citrus, olive, grapes, cotton, field and glasshouse vegetables.
Morphology, biology, type of injury, ecology and control of insect pests of industrial plants and of the mite and nematode pests of pome fruits, stone fruits, citrus, olives, vines, ornamentals, cereals, industrial plants, field and glasshouse vegetables.