Photography for Diagnosis

Digital diagnosis...

is useful for initially documenting and screening suspect samples, but does not replace a physical sample if it is determined that a high risk sample has been detected. Upon completion of the module, learners will understand:

  • Types of digital cameras
  • The use of digital photography in relaying important information to diagnosticians
  • Post-processing techniques for editing images
  • Lab requirements for plant disease digital image submission

Credits

Content Revision: October 2013

Text Content Revision: Gail Ruhl (Purdue University), Eric LeVeen (University of Florida) and Stephanie Stocks (University of Florida)

Technical Reviewers: Sharon Dobesh (GPDN Associate Director), Amy Dunfee (NCPDN Teaching and Education Coordinator), Rachel McCarthy (NEPDN, Education and Training Coordinator), and Richard Hoenisch (University of California, Davis)

Original Publication: April 2008

Module Design/Technical Writer: Gerry Snyder with assistance from Brandon Cummins (both Kansas State University)

Content Experts: Gerry Snyder (Kansas State University), Gerald Holmes (North Carolina State University)

Technical Reviewers: Larry Halsey (University of Florida), Tim Momol (University of Florida)

Additional Reviewers: Ben Faber (University of California-Davis), Shawn Banks (North Carolina State University), Mark Blevins (North Carolina State University), Wayne Jones (University of Idaho)Would you like to provide First Detector training in your area? Find out more!

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Photo credit - Asian longhorn beetle: Joe Boggs, Ohio State University