AGRO 414/814: Turfgrass Disease Management

January 8-March 9, 2018
Turfgrass disease
Instructor: Dr. Gary Yuen

 Class No.: HORT/AGRO/PLPT/TLMT 414/814

Credits: One graduate credit

Registration:

Academic Credit, section 791
For AG*IDEA Registration, contact Diane Wasser, dwasser1@unl.edu

Description:

This course introduces students to turf diseases, including current and emerging diseases. Emphasis is on diseases prevalent in the Great Plains area of the U.S.; concepts will apply to turf diseases occurring in other parts of the world. Topics include pathogen biology, disease cycles, epidemiology and plant health management strategies.

Delivery:

Internet/Blackboard

Requirements:

High-speed Internet access, an updated Internet browser, email, and the ability to view videos and use Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat.

Textbooks:

Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition, by R.W. Smiley, P.H. Dernoeden & B.B. Clarke. (required) Purchase text from APS Press.

Prerequisites:

Students taking this course for academic credit must be admitted to UNL and have completed BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of an equivalent introductory-level plant pathology course.

Tuition:

Academic Credit: For information on tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website.
AG*IDEA: $545 per credit hour

Who It's For:

Among those who would benefit from taking this course are:

  • Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. Graduate students must earn a B or above to include this course on their Memorandum of Courses (MOC).
  • Graduate Horticulture certificate students
  • Certified professional agronomists and crop consultants 
  • Professional turf managers 
  • Golf course superintendents 
  • Landscape maintenance professionals 
  • Seed industry personnel 
  • Extension educators or agents
  • Science and vocational agriculture teachers