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Basic Potato Pathology
Brief Description
The Basic Potato Pathology course is currently the only course of its kind being presented in Southern Africa. This blended course will begin with an introduction to basic plant pathology. Thereafter, the disease cycles, epidemiology and management of the most important potato diseases will be discussed. This is a two day blended course consisting of an online component and two four hour virtual classes covered over the two days. This course structure will allow delegates to interacted with a world-renown expert in potato pathology.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, attendees should:
  • Know the basic principles of plant pathology
  • Know the difference between fungal, viral and bacterial diseases
  • Understand disease cycles and their use in disease management
  • Be able to identify the potato diseases discussed in the course
  • Be able to recommend control or management options for each disease
  • Know the climatic conditions under which each disease develops
Course Content
  • Introduction to plant pathology
  • Pathogen types
  • The disease triangle
  • Principles of epidemiology
  • Integrated Pest Management and disease control
  • Fungal diseases of potatoes
  • Bacterial diseases of potatoes
  • Viral diseases of potatoes
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have relevant work experience/ prior Knowledge/ qualification needed to enroll.
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Agriculture and Food Security
Who Should attend:
Anyone in the Potato industry:
Seed certification officials,
Farm Managers,
Fungicide Sales Reps,
Extension staff,
Technical advisors
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