Lecture Schedule

Spring 2019

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