Plant Health Diagnosis: Assessing Plant Diseases, Pests and Problems
Plants can be affected by many problems, ranging from insects, animals, and disease, to the environment and poor plant care. Some of these often produce similar symptoms. This course will help you understand and diagnose the range of plant problems.
Quick and accurate diagnosis provides the greatest chance to solve an issue before the plant is lost. You'll learn how to evaluate a problem using the steps of plant health diagnosis to assess site conditions, evaluate plant management history, evaluate symptoms, and use references and resources to diagnose problems.
Once you successfully pass the final quiz, you will earn a certificate of completion.
By successfully completing this course, you can earn 4 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) pesticide applicator recertification credits in one of the following areas:
PC - Private Category
06 - Ornamental and Shade Trees
07 - Lawn and Turf
18 - Demonstration and Research
23 - Park / School Pest Control
- Horticulture professionals
- Homeowners who are avid gardeners
- Those wishing to improve their plant diagnosis and management skills
- How to evaluate a problem with multiple causes using the steps of plant health diagnosis
- How to assess plant site conditions
- How evaluate plant management history
- How to evaluate signs and symptoms
- Ways to use references and resources to assist in diagnosis problems
Some courses also provide credits that can go towards professional certifications. None of the online courses offer credits that can go on a college transcript.
Please refer to the course description to learn if a specific course offers certificates and/or credits towards professional certification.
The definition of a passing grade varies from course to course. Once you register for an online course, please log in to learn about a specific course’s grading criteria.
Also, keep in mind that not all courses offer certificates. Please refer to the course description to learn whether or not a specific course offers a certificate.
Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.
Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.