Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling
This course provides the learner with a few basics necessary for effective management of turf and ornamentals. Understanding how to properly collect specimens for accurate analysis by a lab will save time and money. Understanding how a fungus infects a plant and which fungicide will treat that fungus effectively will provide quick treatment that can limit damage done to the plant. Plant appearance, status of infections, what to include in your sample, and fungicide mechanism of action are discussed to provide a framework from which to formulate treatment strategies.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the how fungicides penetrate the structures of a targeted plant.
- Tailor a management strategy that addresses the prevention, identification, and treatment of fungal infections in plants.
- Identify the proper part of the plant to send to the diagnostic lab for analysis.
- Execute proper packaging and shipping of each sample to the diagnostic lab.
Chapter 1 – How Fungicides Work
- Major Plant Parts
- Fungal Infection Mechanism
- Plant Systems
- Nutrient Distribution
- Fungicide Penetrants
Chapter 2 – Basics of Sampling for Plant Pathogens
- Why bother to sample for plant pathogens?
- Keys to Sampling
- Sample Collection Tools
- Woody Plants
Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to [email protected]. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.