AGRO/HORT/PLPT 817 Plant Pathology: Principles and Applications

June 10-Aug. 16, 2019  (10 weeks)

Example of plant pest
Instructor: Dr. Gary Yuen

Class No.: AGRO/HORT/PLPT 817

Credits: Three Credit Hours

Academic Credit via MyRed


This course is an introduction to pathogen biology, pathogen-host interactions, and environmental influences on plant diseases. It includes implementation of cultural, resistance, and chemical strategies for disease management.


Internet / Canvas


High-Speed Internet access with an updated browser, email, and ability to view graphics and videos.  Recommended browsers include Chrome, Firefox and Safari.


Recommended Reference Book (not required): Plant Pathology, 5th edition, by George N. Agrios, free at  All other materials will be available via the Internet / Canvas.



Students must be admitted to Graduate Studies at UNL, have completed a minimum of 12 hours of plant science courses, or be admitted to the Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate program. The courses is not intended to be an alternative to any graduate course currently offered by the UNL Department of Plant Pathology but can serve as an entry into those courses.


For information on UNL tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website.

Who It's For
Among those who would benefit from taking this course are:
  • Graduate students in plant breeding and plant health 
  • Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) students 
  • Participants in the professional Plant Breeding & Genetics certificate
  • Plant breeders 
  • Turf, landscape and greenhouse professionals 
  • Certified professional agronomists and crop consultants 
  • Seed industry personnel 
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists
  • Science and vocational agriculture teachers 
  • Anyone interested in plant health