Lecture Schedule

Spring 2017

Date Topic
January 17 Introduction
22 Abiotic and noninfectious diseases
24 Abiotic and noninfectious diseases continued
29 General characteristics of fungi
 31 Biology and ecology of fungi
February 5 Leaf diseases and disease control
7 Diseases of aspen and hybrid poplar
12 Canker diseases of hardwoods 
14 Chestnut Blight, Introduced pathogens
19 Canker diseases of conifers
21 Exam 1
 26 Dutch elm disease
 28 Oak wilt, Verticillium wilt
March 5 Discussion session on wilt diseases
7 Foliar diseases of conifers
19 White pine blister rust
21 Stem and Gall Rusts
26 Leaf and needle rusts
 28 Exam 2
April 2 Wood decay fungi, wood decomposition
4 Discoloration and decay in living trees- Hazardous trees
9 Wood products deterioration
11 Root rot fungi
16 Diseases caused by Bacteria and Nematodes
18 Phytoplasma (Ash Yellows, Elm Yellows) and Mycorrhizae
23 Nursery diseases and Phytophthora
25 Dwarf and leafy mistletoe
 30 Forest fungi
 May 2 Exam 3