Lecture Schedule

Spring 2024 

January 17Introduction
22Abiotic and noninfectious diseases
24Abiotic and noninfectious diseases continued
29General characteristics of fungi
31Biology and ecology of fungi
February 5Leaf diseases and disease control
7Leaf diseases continued and Diseases of aspen and hybrid poplar
12Canker diseases of hardwoods 
14Chestnut Blight, Introduced pathogens
19Canker diseases of conifers
21Exam 1
26Dutch elm disease
28Oak wilt, Verticillium wilt
March 11Discussion session on wilt diseases
13Foliar diseases of conifers
18White pine blister rust
20Stem and Gall Rusts (including Fusiform Rust)
25Leaf and needle rusts
27Exam 2
April 1Wood decay fungi, wood decomposition
3Discoloration and decay in living trees- Hazardous trees
8Wood products deterioration
10Root rot fungi
15Diseases caused by Bacteria, Phytoplasma (Ash Yellows, Elm Yellows) and Nematodes
17Nursery diseases Mycorrhizae and Phytophthora
22Dwarf and leafy mistletoe
24Forest fungi
29Exam 3