PLPA 3003 General Plant Pathology
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Plant pathology involves the study of living and nonliving entities which incite plant diseases; mechanisms and environmental conditions which stimulate plant disease; interactions between the disease causing agents; and methods of preventing, managing, or alleviating the damage of plant disease. This course is designed for students who need a basic knowledge base for identifying plant diseases, determining the causal agents of disease, and options of crop management.
The objectives of this class are as follows:
- To gain an appreciation of plant pathology
- To gain more knowledge of the causal agents (bacteria, fungi, nematodes and viruses) that cause plant diseases
- To learn about abiotic factors that stimulates plant disease
- To identify some disease causing agents and plant diseases
- To understand IPM methods of preventing, managing, or alleviating the damage of plant disease
LECTURE AND LAB:
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
George N. Agrios (1997). Plant Pathology (5th ed.). Academic Press. ISBN #:0-12-044564-6.