This course will deal with the biology and epidemiology of fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, protozoa, parasitic plants and other pathogens that are the leading causes of plant disease.
This five-day course is intended for agronomists, plant breeders and crop protection professionals who need to develop an in-depth knowledge of the underlying biology and epidemiology of pathogens that are causal agents of plant diseases. In addition, attendees will be enabled to develop and evaluate integrated control measures against these pathogens, improving productivity.
Areas covered on this course will include:
• Plant epidemiology
• Concepts, history and importance
• Nature and classification of causal agents
• Pathogen life-cycles and infection strategies
• Pathogen Inoculum
• Growth and reproduction of pathogens
• Disease complexes/multitrophic interactions
By the end of the Biology and Epidemiology of Plant Pathogens course, participants will be able to:
• Evaluate the epidemiology and biological nature of different pathogens and the implications and opportunities for control.
• Evaluate the various stages in the life cycle of key pathogens and the implications and opportunities for control.
• Evaluate different plant disease model methodology.
• Critically review recent studies on epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions.
• Analyse and critically appraise data generated from field experiments.
Course Provider: Harper Adams University
Course Date: This course commences each December
Course Delivery: 5 Days Campus Workshops
Course Fee: £1200.00