Lecture Schedule

Spring 2023 

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