Plant Pathology Courses

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PLPT 110
Prereqs:
Non-science major.
Open to non-science majors only.
Impact of fungi on human welfare. Historical and current perspective. Toxic molds and indoor air quality. Fungi as agents of human disease. Fungi and food security. High value drugs produced by fungi. Role of fungi in biodiversity. Fungi and the development of modern biology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
PLPT 160
Current Topics in Plant Protection ICrosslisted as AGRO 160, ENTO 160, HORT 160
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Basic understanding of CHEM recommended.
Basic principles and applications of recombinant DNA technology. The implications of DNA technology on agriculture, medicine, and approaches to solving crimes and environmental problems. The ethics, legal issues, and societal impacts of the implementation of DNA technology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
PLPT 260
Current Topics in Plant Protection IICrosslisted as AGRO 260, ENTO 260, HORT 159
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
PLPT 270
Biological InvadersCrosslisted as AGRO 270, HORT 270, NRES 270
Prereqs:
3 hrs biological sciences.
Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PLPT 369
Introductory Plant PathologyCrosslisted as BIOS 369
Prereqs:
BIOS 101 and 101L, or 109.
Introduction to the study of plant diseases including relation of plant disease to crop production, environment, and man. Examples and demonstrations emphasize horticultural and agronomic crops of Nebraska.
This course is a prerequisite for: PLPT 369L, TLMT 414
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel PLPT 369.
Optional lab for PLPT 369.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
PLPT 370
Biology of FungiCrosslisted as AGRO 370, HORT 370
Prereqs:
8 hrs biological sciences.
Survey of fungi in natural and human ecosystems: symbiotic relationships; as disease agents in humans, animals, and plants; applications in food, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries; historical and current impacts on society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PLPT 390
Current Topics in Plant Protection IIICrosslisted as AGRO 390, ENTO 390, HORT 390
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
PLPT 414/814
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted as AGRO 414/814, HORT 414/814, TLMT 414/814
Prereqs:
BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.
Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
3 hrs BIOS; 3 hrs CHEM; and course work in one of the following areas: AGRO, VBMS, ASCI, ECON, ENTO, NRES, FDST, and plant protection.
Introductory microbiology and biochemistry recommended. Team projects.
Natural resources, plant and animal health and productivity from the perspective of biosafety, biosecurity, bioterrorism, and biowarfare. Laws and regulations, economic effects, and countermeasures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Pass/No Pass only. Completion and approval of an internship proposal form is required before registering.
Experience in a work place setting that is directly related to Plant Pathology.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 5
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced approval of the plan of study and permission.
Individual or group projects.
Research, literature review, extension of course work, or preparation of teaching materials.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Independent research in areas of plant pathology.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing; major or minor in PLPS.
2 credit hours of PLPT 499A, plus PLPT 499B, are required to meet the capstone in Plant Protection Sciences.
Development of a thesis topic for directed research in plant pathology or related fields.
This course is a prerequisite for: PLPT 499B
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing, major or minor in Plant Protection Sciences; completion of or concurrent enrollment in 2 cr. of PLPT 499A.
The writing of a senior thesis under the guidance of a faculty adviser towards the completion of a capstone requirement in Plant Protection Sciences.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
PLPT 499H
Prereqs:
Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
PLPT 813
Biological Control of PestsCrosslisted as ENTO 813
Prereqs:
12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences
ENTO/PLPT 813 is offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. ENTO/PLPT 813 is also offered on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW) in the spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Principles and practices of using natural enemies and antagonists to manage the abundance of pests and reduce economic losses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
A course in general microbiology, bacteriology, or mycology. A course in general plant pathology is highly recommended.
PLPT *867 is offered in odd-numbered calendar years.
Biology, ecology, and taxonomy of bacteria and fungi pathogenic or beneficial to plants. Microorganism isolation from plants and soil. Identification and plant inoculation.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom