This course will deal with the biology and epidemiology of fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, protozoa, parasitic plants and other pathogens that are the main causes of plant disease.
This five day course is intended for agronomists, plant breeders and crop protection professionals who need to develop an in depth knowledge of the underlying biology and epidemiology of pathogens that are causal agents of plant diseases. Attendees will be enabled to develop and evaluate integrated control measures against these pathogens, improving productivity.
By the end of the Biology and Epidemiology of Plant Pathogens course participants will be able to:
Areas covered on this course will include:
Assignment 1 is a case study of a single pathogen selected from a choice.
Assignment 2 is an analysis and critical appraisal of field experiment data.
Both will be launched during the taught week’s delivery and the submission will be not less than five weeks later. The submission date will be set based upon workload scheduling across the course programme, so that there is sufficient time between launch and submission to meet the time guide requirements associated with the assessment components.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP