Disease Identification and Management - BLENDED


This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses, and abiotic factors and the cultural, biological, and least toxic strategies for their control. Discuss diagnoses of plant problems, including identification of disease— and nutrient—related symptoms. Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science


Materials needed:
Hand lens and/or magnifying glass to see diseases outdoors. Please be prepared for 30-45 minute walking tours on sunny/cloudy days. Bag lunch or snack isoptional.

Required Texts:
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guide for Commercial Production & Maintenance of Trees & Shrubs
Diseases of Trees and Shrubs by Sinclair, W.A, Comstock Publishing, 1987



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Prerequisite(s):
Introduction to Plant Science

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