An introduction to the skills and concepts of field and laboratory diagnosis that utilizes regionally specific examples. Upon completion of the module, learners will have achieved the following learning objectives:
- Recognize signs and symptoms of common plant pathogen and insect damage.
- Know the difference between abiotic and biotic plant damage.
- Understand the relationship between plant pathogens, pests, and diseases.
Content Revision: October 2009
Technical Review and Module Revision: Gail Ruhl (Purdue University)
Original Publication: April 2008
Module Design/Technical Writer: Gerry Snyder with assistance from Buck Rowland (both Kansas State University)
Content Experts: Gerald Holmes (North Carolina State University), Judy O'Mara (Kansas State University), Amanda Hodges (University of Florida)
Technical Reviewers: Gail Ruhl (Purdue University), Richard Hoenisch (University of California-Davis)
Additional Reviewers: Mark Blevins (North Carolina State University), Kasia Kinzer (North Dakota State University), Nina Zidack (Montana State University)
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Photo credit - Asian longhorn beetle: Joe Boggs, Ohio State University