Education

Course Code: 16195592
Course Name: Pesticide Science
Weekly Hours:3.0-2.0                     Credits: 3
 
This course consists of basic knowledge on pesticides, pesticide preparing, principle on pesticide application, introduction about different type of pesticides and their mode of action, pesticide resistance, principle on integrated management of pests, effect of pesticides on ecosystem and environment, bio-originated pesticides, and innovation and development of pesticides. Attached experiment including: pesticide preparing and quality inspecting, pesticide bioassay (indoor and field), mode of action of pesticides, pesticide residual analysis, and so on. Based on class learning and experiment, the students should hold the basic knowledge and principal method about pesticide application, clarify correlation among chemical control, integrated management, and environmental protection, and gain a foundation for further application of pesticides in practice
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Course Code: 16121850
Course Name: Applied Plant Pathology
Weekly Hours: 2.0-4.0                     Credits: 4
 
The main contents of Agricultural Plant Pathology include symptoms and characteristics of the important disease of the main crops (such as rice, wheat, cotton, oil plant, minor cereals, fruit tree, vegetables and squash) disease, the pathogen causing the disease, the environmental conditions affecting the development of disease, disease cycle, disease forecasting, and it also contains the integrated disease management for controlling or preventing the occurrence of disease and for decreasing the loss caused by these disease.
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Course Code: 16120182
Course Name: General Entomology
Weekly Hours: 3.0-4.0                     Credits: 5
 
The course “General Entomology” aims to introduce to the students an outline on insect external anatomy, internal organ systems, growth and development, ecology and taxonomy. The course would give a basic knowledge for the further study on plant protection, urban entomology, insect resources, plant quarantine, insect molecular biology and other related courses. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Course Code: 16121840
Course Name: General Plant Pathology
Weekly Hours: 3.0-4.0                     Credits: 5
 
This course mainly introduces the morphological characteristics, biology, taxonomy and identification methods of plant pathogens, including fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, parasitic high plants, and protozoa. It also including infection process, disease cycle, and epidemic characters of plant diseases, the mechanisms of plant disease caused by biotic factors, pathogenicity of plant pathogens, plant resistances and diagnosis and management of plant diseases, etc.
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Course Code: 16120361
Course Name: Modern Information Technology for Plant Protection
Weekly Hours: 1.0-1.0                     Credits: 1.5
 
The course aims to introduce to the student the information flow in plant protection practice; Statistical data analysis of pest ecology; Data base technique and expert system in pest forecast and management, pesticide application and plant quarantine; Information access and analysis from Internet; Multimedia technique, computer-aid design and teaching techniques; Image processing and storing technique; 3S (geographical information system, global position system and remote sensing) techniques; and Systems analysis and simulation in pest population dynamics and integrated pest management.
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Course Code: 16120401
Course Name: Applied Entomology
Weekly Hours: 2.0-4.0                     Credits: 4.0
 
This course presents the morphology, life history, ecology, population dynamics, forecast and control of major insect pests of the crops in southern China, including rice, vegetable, fruit, tea and cotton. Modern ecological theory and novel biotechnology are also introduced as to their application in insect control management.
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Course Code: 16121020
Course Name: Biological Disaster Forecasting
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                     Credits: 2.0
 
The course will introduce to the students the basic principles and methods for the forecasting of the occurring time, number and damage level of pests. By learning the course, the students will be asked to understand the contents and procedures of the crop biological disaster forecasting, grasp their basic principles and methods and have the primary capability on carrying out this work.
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Course Code: 16121130
Course Name: Methodology for Plant Protection Research
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                    Credits: 2.0
 
This course mainly gives instruction in the general theory, the elementary knowledge, the correlation research background and the progress of the plant protection research technology. Through laboratory exercises, students can understand the related experimental equipment. The contents of course involve with the traditional and the modern experiment methods and techniques in the plant pest and the chemical control research, which is for the purpose of promoting student’s scientific thought, and the ability to solve actual problems.
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Course Code: 16121172
Course Name: Plant Inspection and Quarantine
Weekly Hours: 2.0-2.0                    Credits: 3.0
 
The plant inspection and quarantine course consists of three parts. It includes the basic theories, laws and regulations, standards, measurements and risk analysis for the pest management in the first part. Second part is plant quarantine microorganisms which will describe their characteristics, identification, distribution, disease losses, disease cycles, detection of the microorganisms and their management. The third part is plant quarantine pests and weeds. It will introduce morphology, biology, ecology, identification, monitoring, treatment and management of the insect pests and weeds.
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Course Code: 16121570
Course Name: Biologcal Control
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                    Credits: 1.5
 
The course comprises two partsbiological control of both plant disease and pest insects, will introduce the basic concept and fundamental knowledge of biological control; the part of biological control in plant diseases will present the category, isolation and classification, and production of biological control agents, theoretical and techniques of fungus, bacteria and virus induced plant disease; the part of biological control in pest insect will introduce present status and promising, category of insect natural enemy, their application principle and methods, and pathogenic mechanism of insect germs.
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Course Code: 16121650
Course Name: Biological Invasion and Biosafety
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                Credits: 2.0
 
The course maily answer three questions: what is biosafty, how it happens, and what can we do to cope with it. The topic includes:bioinvasion and biosafety-related concepts, its role and position, its status and future; adaptive evolution of alien invasive species and its impact,the spread mechanism of them and the stratergies and techniques to make them under control; enviromental safety and food safety of GMOs, including transgenic plants, transgenic micro-organisms and transgenic animals, their evaluation and control strategies, as well as GMO-related politics, Statutes and management at home and abroad.At the end of the course,the students will be able to understand basic theories and techniques on bioinvasion and biosafety and relevant regulations and management measures, then spread them to others analogically, they will be capable to evaluate the enviromental safety and food safety of invasive species and transgenic crops, analyze the emergence and development of invasive species importantly in agriculture, also their new way to spread and damage. In additon, they can figure out the new way of GMOs develops and the obstacles on it, then bring forward corresponding effective control technology.
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Course Code: 16121800
Course Name: Introduction of Plant Protection
Weekly Hours: 1.0-0.0                Credits:1.0
 
The course aims to introduce to the student not only the outline of the discipline of Plant Protection, its interdisciplinary endeavors, its associated departments in China and its history in Zhejiang University, but also the general knowledge of its sub-disciplines, such phytopathology, entomology and weed science. The course will also discuss the trends and challenges of Plant Protection in China as well as in the world. Moreover, it also introduces the student how the insect or microorganism becomes a pest and how the sustainable management of pest or sustainable use of natural enemies can be implemented. The language used in the course can be English.
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Course Code: 16189100
Course Name: Practice of Pest Biology
Weekly Hours: +2                Credits:2.0
 
"Student collection and identification of insects and plant pathogens" is a practical course following General Entomology and General Plant Pathology. The students will collect insect and plant pathogen specimen in the field and identify them in the laboratory during 10 days.
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Course Code: 16189110
Course Name: Practice of Plant Protection
Weekly Hours: +2               Credits:2.0
 
The Plant Protection Comprehensive Practice is a practical course for ZU undergraduate students in the major of Plant Protection. The aims are to promote students’ ability of identifying important crop insect pests, diseases and weeds in China and of analyzing occurrence and damage characteristics of these pests, and to let the students learn what regional strategies and techniques can be taken to control these pests. Moreover, by visiting research academies, institutes and experimental bases or farms, our students will learn what laboratory or field researches are ongoing currently in this country regarding these pests.
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Course Code: 16195540
Course Name: Environmental Biology
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                Credits:2.0
 
The course consists of three parts, i.e., the basis of environmental biology, the environmental biotechnology and the application of environmental biology. It aims to introduce the student the natural biotic environment, natural ecosystem, biodiversity in natural environment, environmental stress, biological effects of environmental pollution, biological and environmental protection, biological monitoring and biological assessment, biological treatment of organic sewage, biological treatment and utilization of solid waste, engineering design of biological treatment for pollutants, bioremediation of polluted environment, hazard and risk assessment of environmental stress, protection and utilization of biological resources, protection of farmland ecosystem and sustainable development of agriculture.
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Course Code: 16195920
Course Name: Urban Entomology and Resource Entomology
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                Credits:2.0
 
The course consists of two parts: one is urban entomology, which introduces vector insects (such as mosquito, housefly, cockroach, ant), structure insects (such as termite and powderpost beetle), storing product insect (such as snout beetle, post beetle, cloths moth), garden plant insect (such as butterfly, moth, aphid, scale insect, longhorn beetle, dung beetle); another is resource entomology, which introduces pollination insect (such as honey bee, wasp), silk-producing insect (such as silkworm), industrial material insect (such as Chinese gall aphid, lac insect, wax scraper), medicine insect (such as Winter-worm and summer-herb, ground beetle), food insect (such as housefly larva,cicade), and ornamental insect (such as butterfly, cricket). Through this course, students will know the common species of urban insects and resource insects and their biology and ecology. Additionally, students will have ability to control urban pests
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Course Code: 16195970
Course Name: Pesticide Development and Marketing
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits:1.5
 
This course introduces the current contents and methods of pesticide research and development at home and abroad, the characteristics and tendency of new pesticide innovation, and up-to-date concepts, orientation and models of pesticide marketing based on the features of Chinese agricultural production.
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Course Code: 16196020
Course Name: Pest Control
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits:1.5
 
The course introduce the concept of the harmful organisms, their inpacts on environment,economy, human health and biodiversity, general situation of invasive alien species in China, administrative organs and related laws. The course also present investigation techniques, prevention and control methods, and medicament and machinery used in the management of the of harmful organisms,
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Course Code: 16196030
Course Name: Pest Ecology
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits:1.5
 
The course aims to introduce to the students the quantitative and spatial dynamics and geographical distribution of the pests, the effecting environmental factors and their acting mechanisms. The course will also discuss the general methods for studying the population dynamics and distribution of the pests, and the ecological principles for directing pest management.
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Course Code: 16120981
Course Name: Safety Assessment Technology for Agricultural Products
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                Credits:2.0
 
The residual characteristics of pesticides, veterinary drugs, heavy metals and their impacts on the safety of farm products will be introduced in this course. The aim of this course is to help students to have good grasp of establishment of residual limits for pollutants in farm products, the principles and techniques for the analysis of pollutants in farm products.
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