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Disease and Pest Scenarios

An instructive module describing the importance of conducting exercises for preparedness, the necessary participants and their roles in the exercise, and the need for proper reporting and analysis. Upon completion of the module, learners will have achieved the following learning objectives:

  • How to scout a field for an arthropod, nematode, plant pathogen, or weed problem.
  • Be able to recognize a potential high risk plant pest.
  • Know when to collect a sample for submission to your local diagnostic clinic.
  • Know how to properly collect, package, and send a high risk plant pest to your local diagnostic clinic.
  • Know how to conduct proper chain-of-communication and custody when submitting a high risk plant pest for diagnosis.

Module Credits
Module Design/Technical Writer: Mary McKellar (Cornell University), Carla Thomas (University of California- Davis)

Content Experts: Mary McKellar (Cornell University), Carla Thomas (University of California-Davis)

Technical Reviewers: Cassandra Bates (Michigan State University), Marietta Ryba-White (Kansas State University), Amanda Hodges (University of Florida), Gerald Holmes (North Carolina State University)

Additional Reviewers: Mark Blevins (North Carolina State University), Will Lanier (Montana State University)

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