Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Jun 25, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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PLPPM 5010 - Biology and Management of Plant Diseases


     
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Co-meets with PLPPM 3010 . Undergraduates should enroll in PLPPM 3010 .

K.D. Cox.

Biology and Management of Plant Diseases is an introduction to the world of diseases of plants and the biology of the pathogens that cause them. Students will gain an understanding of the concepts of plant pathology and apply them both philosophically and practically to achieve an understanding of how one would identify and address disease problems. Additional emphasis will be placed on how plant diseases and their management affect our lives and shape our culture.

Outcome 1: Describe the concept of disease in both natural and agriculturally relevant plant systems and be able to apply concepts learned to address stakeholder queries on plant disease and injury in a practical setting.

Outcome 2: Articulate the basic biology of key plant pathogen groups: viruses, bacteria, nematodes, fungi, stramenopiles, and plants. Students will be able to explain topics on advanced pathogen biology to undergraduates and stakeholder audiences.

Outcome 3: Apply the essential tools of plant disease diagnostics and integrated management approaches to solve plant production problems for stakeholders.



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