Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I sem. Oct 3, 2016 Jan 31, 2017
I sem.- 3° anno Nov 2, 2016 Jan 31, 2017
II sem. Mar 1, 2017 Jun 9, 2017
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Appelli d'esame Feb 1, 2017 Feb 28, 2017
Sessione estiva Appelli d'esame Jun 12, 2017 Jul 31, 2017
Sessione autunnale Appelli d'esame Sep 1, 2017 Sep 29, 2017
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Appelli di Laurea Jul 21, 2017 Jul 21, 2017
Sessione autunnale Appelli di laurea Nov 24, 2017 Nov 24, 2017
Sessione invernale Appelli di laurea Mar 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2016
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2016 Dec 8, 2016
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2016 Jan 8, 2017
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 14, 2017 Apr 18, 2017
Anniversario della Liberazione Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2017 Jun 2, 2017
Vacanze estive Aug 8, 2017 Aug 20, 2017

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Bazzani Claudia

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Begalli Diego

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Bolzonella David

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Boschi Federico

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Boselli Maurizio

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Capitello Roberta

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Favati Fabio

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Felis Giovanna

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Gaeta Davide Nicola Vincenzo

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Guzzo Flavia

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Lisanti Maria Tiziana

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Meneghini Lorenzo

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Pezzotti Mario

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Piccinelli Fabio

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Polverari Annalisa

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Sidali Katia Laura

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Slaghenaufi Davide

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Speghini Adolfo

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Tornielli Giovanni Battista

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Torriani Sandra

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Ugliano Maurizio

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Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

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Varanini Zeno

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Zamboni Anita

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Zenoni Sara

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.


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Annalisa Polverari





The teaching is organized as follows:





II semestre

Academic staff

Lorenzo Tonina





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Academic staff

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge on the biology of the main arthropods harmful to grapevine, their interactions with the plant and the control methods. Particular attention will be given to biotechnologies applied to pest management and to biological and integrated control. At the end of the course, the student will have to demonstrate the ability to know and recognize the grapevine biotic diseases and develop a rational and environmentally friendly tools to control the harmful arthropods.
Students will acquire basic knowledge about plant-pathogen interactions, pathogenicity and virulence mechanisms, and plant responses to pathogens. At the end of the Course, students will have specific competences on diagnosis, prevention and therapy of grapevine diseases, according to modern measures of crop management and environment protection.


Arthropods characteristics and classification . Morphology, physiology and ethology of insects and mites harmful to grapevine. Nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, excretory and endocrine systems. Reproduction and cycle development. Population dynamic: biotic potential and environmental resistance. relationship between insects and other organisms: viruses and phytoplasmas transmission. Insect: Classification, biology, damage and control of the main grapevine pests (e.g. moths, phylloxera, leafhoppers, scales and thrips). Grape’s minor pests. Mites and Nematodes: Grape mites and nematodes, biology, ecology and damages. Pest management: Damage threshold. Chemical control and insects management. Insecticides: general information, mode of action, selectivity and phytotoxicity. Pest resistance management and man-made pests. Biological and integrated pest control. Cultural and mechanical control. Biotechnologies in pest management: pheromones definition and application, mass trapping, RNAi, sterile male technique. The knowledge will be developed with lectures, laboratory activities and personal study on the texts and on the material presented in class that will be available in the Library and/or uploaded to e-learning platform. Moreover, throughout the academic year, the individual reception service will be available (by specific appointment). Attending students will receive in the first lesson the complete timetables of teaching activities with the dates and topics discussed in the lessons
Introduction to plant pathology History of Plant Pathology, scientific and economic relevance of plant pathology. Terminology: Parasitism and Pathogenicity, Host Range of Pathogens, Stages in the Development of Disease, The Disease Cycle Classification of the main classes of phytopathogens (taxonomy) Diseases caused by phytopathogenic fungi and fungal-like organisms General features of phytopathogenic fungi Taxonomy and classification The infection process Pathogenicity factors: lytic enzymes, phytotoxins, hormones, research for fungal pathogenicity factors. Diseases caused by phytopathogenic procariotes General features of phytopathogenic procariotes (bacteria and phytoplasmas) Taxonomy and classification The infection process Pathogenicity factors: lytic enzymes, phytotoxins, hormones, LPSs, research for bacterial pathogenicity factors. Diseases caused by phytopathogenic viruses and viroids General features of phytopathogenic viruses Taxonomy and classification The infection process: transmission, replication, movement. Viroids: transmission, replication. Diagnostic tools in phytopathology: Isolation of pathogens in pure culture: Kock’s postulates Biochemical, serological and molecular methods in plant disease diagnosis Use of indicator plants Basic concepts in Plant Protection Control Methods that Exclude the Pathogen from the Host: Quarantines and Inspections, Crop Certification Agronomical and physical measures for disease control and prevention Direct Protection of Plants from Pathogens: Chemical and Biological Control measures Breeding for Resistance and Genetic Engineering Techniques: Genetics of Virulence in Pathogens and of Resistance in Host. Integrated approaches to plant disease control Basic concepts of epidemiology; examples of forecasting models for prevention and therapy of plant diseases. Specific pathogens and diseases presented: Fungi and fungal-like pathogens Downy mildew Powdery mildew Gray mold Root rot (Armillaria , Rosellinia) Trunk diseases : esca, Eutypa, Phomopsis Tracheomycoses (Verticillium sp) Berry rottings Bacteria and phytopalsmas A. tumefaciens, A. vitis e Xylophilus ampelinus,Xylella fastidiosa Candidatus fitoplasma spp.: Flavescence dorée; Bois Noir Viruses and viroids Grapevine fanleaf Grapevine leafroll Corky bark; stem pitting; stem grooving. Fleck disease of grapevine


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Belli Giuseppe Elementi di Patologia vegetale Piccin-Nuova Libraria 2015
Agrios G.N. Plant Pathology (Edizione 4) Harcourt Academic Press 1997 0120445646
A. Lucchi Note di Entomologia Viticola Ed. Pisa University 2016

Examination Methods

The exam will be made in oral form for both attending students and non-attending students. The exam will assess the degree of knowledge on the topics presented during the lectures. The knowledge and the ability to connect knowledge in a systemic and critical way will also be evaluated. The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths. To determine the overall grade of the exam, the weighted average of the votes obtained in the two modules will be calculated.

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