Turfgrass Disease Management

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January 8 – March 9, 2018

Professional Certificate

One unit


 Gary Yuen


Non-Credit Professional Development Registration


This module 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.




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


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


Learners should be involved in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture’s Plant Breeding & Genetics professional certificate.


Professional Credit: $270 (non-academic credit)

Who it's for

Among those who would benefit from taking this session are:

  • Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate learners
  • Seed industry personnel
  • Certified professional agronomists and crop consultants
  • Professional turf managers
  • Golf course superintendents
  • Landscape maintenance professionals
  • Extension educators or agents