Special Topics in Plant Production

Credits: 6

Responsible: Prof. PhD. Alfredo Seiiti Urahima; Prof. PhD. Jean Carlos Cardoso; Prof. PhD. Monalisa Sampaio Carneiro

Summary: Water relations: Absorption, transpiration and deficit. Photosynthesis and plant production. Control of Plant Development by Environmental Factors. Applications of plant regulators in agriculture. Importance of plant diseases. Main phytopathogenic agents, cycle of pathogen-host relationships. Disease recognition and control. Strategies to decrease the economic damage caused by herbivory in cultivated plants. Importance of ecosystem services for agriculture. Genetics and plant breeding methods. Genetic improvement in large crops. Improvement focused on abiotic and biotic stress. Biotechnology applied to agriculture.