DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN ENCLOSED SPACES

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Disease management in an enclosed space poses a unique set of issues that must be addressed when controlling pests and disease. Safety for personnel is a key issue as well, as exposure to pesticides is increased. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management in this unique space, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

•  Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in an enclosed space.

•  Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of an enclosed space environment.

 

Lesson 1

Enclosed Space Production
Greenhouse Environment
Plant Systems
Pathogen Growth
Fungicides
Microbial Growth

Lesson 2

Sanitation
Organic Matter
Disinfestants
Steam
Heat

Lesson 3

Chemical Disinfestants
Demand Loads
Chemical Groups

Lesson 4

Chlorine
Examples
Rate Calculations

Lesson 5

Exclusion
Managing TSWV
Organic Matter Substrate
Contaminated Hoses
Plugs

Lesson 6

Scouting
Examine Roots, Leaves, Flowers
Reducing Favorable Disease Conditions
Environmental Modifications
Cultural Modifications

Lesson 7

Root Rot
Prevention
Action
Foliar Disease

Final Assessment

 

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