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Diagnosis of Plant Disease

This course is open for applications. See how to apply here.

The course will introduce you to common plant diseases in crop plants. It is based on short introductory sessions followed by practical exercises, in which you diagnose plant diseases under field conditions as well as in the laboratory. The exercises include diagnosis based on macroscopic symptoms as well as microscopy, ELISA and PCR methods and quantitative disease assessment under natural conditions. The influence of abiotic stresses and leaf senescence on macroscopic symptoms  is considered as well. Most exercises are done in small groups under supervision of teachers. This will allow you to study specific subjects in more detail, as basis for analyses, data processing and reporting.

Venue

The course is an off-campus course and held at Aarhus University Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse.

The Department of Agroecology is located in Flakkebjerg 10 km south of Slagelse with good possibilities of public transportation to Copenhagen (1½ h). We have 6.500 m2 of laboratories, greenhouses and semi-field facilities and 175 ha of experimental area as well as library, offices and canteen. We are experts in integrated pest management for the control of plant diseases, pests and weeds.
 

Accommodation

We can assist in finding rooms or cheap camping sites near the course venue (please refer to Sonja Graugaard).

Course administrator: Sonja Graugaard (Tlf.: + 45  87158185 /  22283307)

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.  

Admission Requirements

Course Specific:

A relevant bachelor's degree within Science and Technology.

A course in microbiology or plant pathology is recommended.

General:

Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.