Fall 2020: August 24 – December 18, 2020
Spring 2021: January 11 – May 7, 2021

Professional Certificate Module

One Non-academic Unit per Module
(Register for any or all 3 modules. Please note that Modules 2 & 3 build on Module 1.)


Gary Yuen



Separated into three parts, these modules offer an introduction to pathogen biology, pathogen-host interactions, and environmental influences on plant diseases for agribusiness professionals. The modules cover the implementation of cultural, resistance, and chemical strategies for disease management.


Internet / eXtension
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Learners must be admitted to the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture’s Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate program. This module is intended to serve as an entry into other UNL Department of Plant Pathology courses.


Price for each module is $270. Each module is 1 unit.

Who it's for

Among those who would benefit from taking this module are:

  • 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
  • Anyone interested in plant health