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January 13 – March 20, 2020

Professional Certificate

One unit

Instructor

Gary Yuen

Registration

Non-Credit Professional Development Registration

Description

This module introduces agribusiness professionals to turf diseases, including current and emerging diseases. While the emphasis of the course is on diseases prevalent in the Great Plains area of the U.S., the 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/Canvas

Requirements

High-speed Internet access, an updated 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

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

Tuition

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