Lecture Schedule

Spring 2022 

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