Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate teaching continues to provide key courses (PP 315-Principles of Plant Pathology and PP 318 – Forest Pathology) taken by students in various curricula including Forestry, Horticulture Sciences, Agronomy, Plant Biology and Biological Sciences.  Both courses also are offered as distance education courses.  PP 222-Kingdom of Fungi, offered live and as a distance education course, continues to be popular and is taken by a diversity of students in several colleges.

PP 315, Principles of Plant Pathology (4 credits) and PP 318, Forest Pathology (3 credits). Both courses satisfy the plant protection requirement for the undergraduate curricula in the Departments of Crop Science, Horticultural Science, and Forest Resources.

PP 315 presents fundamental principles of plant pathology with emphasis on disease etiology, pathogenesis, ecology of host/parasite interaction, epidemiology and current strategies and practices for integrated disease control.

PP 318 deals with the major diseases of forest trees and deteriorations of wood products. Emphasis is on principles of plant pathology, disease diagnoses, host/pathogen interactions, pathogen biology, and practices of disease management.