Ornamental/Turf Basics: Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Florida Approval #25865


1 CEU: Click COURSE DETAILS for approved categories
This course provides a basic understanding of how fungicides work and the basics of collecting plant material samples for testing pathogens. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestations, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don'ts are all discussed.



Ornamental/Turf Basics:
Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling



This course is approved for 1 CEU in the following categories:

  • Natural Areas Weed Management
  • Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
  • Ag Row Crop Pest Control
  • Ag Tree Crop Pest Control
  • Private Applicator Ag Pest Control
  • Commercial Lawn and Ornamental
  • Limited Certification Lawn and Ornamental

Maximum CEUs earned: 1




Course Description

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

Sampling Scenarios

  • Turf
  • Leaves
  • Fruit
  • Wilt
  • Woody Plants 

Final Assessment 

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.

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