Denmark, Flakkebjerg

Diagnosis of Plant Diseases

when 30 June 2014 - 11 July 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

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.

Course leader

Mogens Støvring Hovmøller, Aarhus University

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

The course aims to mediate basic knowledge, methods and techniques to enable you to diagnose and quantify plant diseases and other stresses in crop plants, using an array of diagnostic methods and assessment techniques.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.