Plant Health Diagnosis: Assessing Plant Diseases, Pests and Problems

Learn a process for diagnosing plant health problems, including signs and symptoms of diseases, pests and insects, and environment or management issues.
Plant Health Diagnosis: Assessing Plant Diseases, Pests and Problems - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 4
Length: 2 hours
Language: English
Note: This course offers 4 PDA Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits.
$59.00

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Description

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.

This self-paced course focuses on ornamental trees, shrubs and plants for landscaping, but the plant health and disease diagnosis principles can be applied widely to all plants or crops. Through a series of videos and readings, handouts, symptom images and case studies, you will learn the steps in diagnosing many plant health issues. There are interactive practice questions dispersed throughout the course, as well as a final quiz. 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

(Meeting #001P8V)

Who is this for?
  • Landscapers
  • Horticulture professionals
  • Homeowners who are avid gardeners
  • Those wishing to improve their plant diagnosis and management skills
What will you learn?
  • 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

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