Prerequisites: PLPT 369 or equivalent; an introduction to biochemistry course
Description: Principles of plant disease epidemiology and disease control through cultural, biological, chemical and host plant resistance strategies.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences
Description: Principles and practices of using natural enemies and antagonists to manage the abundance of pests and reduce economic losses.
Prerequisites: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.
Description: Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.
Taught online only. This is an 8-week mini-course.
Description: Introduction to the important diseases affecting corn (maize) in Nebraska and other areas of the United States. Pathogen biology, favorable conditions, disease diagnosis based on symptomatology and management strategies are emphasized
Prerequisites: 12 hours of prior coursework in the plant sciences
Description: Introduction to the biology of plant pathogenic organisms; pathogen-plant interactions; environmental influences; cultural, resistance, and chemical strategies for plant disease management.
BIOS 312 recommended.
Description: Inheritance, exchange, and regulation of genes in prokaryotic microorganisms: gene structure and function; gene transfer and the elements (plasmids, phages, and transposons) involved; DNA mutations, repair, and genetic analysis; genome sequencing, microbial genome databases, and global gene expression analysis.
Prerequisites: A course in general microbiology, bacteriology, or mycology. A course in general plant pathology is highly recommended.
Description: Biology, ecology, and taxonomy of bacteria and fungi pathogenic or beneficial to plants. Microorganism isolation from plants and soil. Identification and plant inoculation.
Description: Diseases in Nebraska agricultural, urban, and wildland plant ecosystems; field diagnosis and management. One-week tours will be held in the summer prior to semester of enrollment.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs of microbiology, plant science or related fields
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major advisor.
Description: Research and writing towards the master's thesis
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
Description: Research and writing towards the PhD dissertation