CPT 505 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: CPT 505

COURSE TITLE: Plant Disease Evaluation

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: 1 hr. theory + 2 hrs. practical

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Prof. A. Y. A. Adeoti

Email: yahayaadeoti@yahoo.com

Office Location: Room 156, COLPLANT Building

Other Lecturers: Dr. A.R. Popoola

Dr. A.A. Fajinmi

Dr. C. G. Afolabi

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Description of plant diseases under three major sections – bacterial, viral and mycological plant diseases.  Development of plant diseases in relation to such factors in the environment-temperature, soil, relatives humidity and moisture. Basic methods for isolation of the various pathogens causing diseases-bacteria, virus and fungi. The ecology of various pathogens and their severity. Identification of various symptoms and organisms causing fungal, bacterial and viral diseases of arable and tree crops.  Isolation of the various pathogens that could cause a disease.  Determination of minimum inoculum load of the pathogens.  Determination of various factors favouring disease development.

CPT 505 Lecture Note

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