Lecture Schedule

Spring 2020

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