COURSE CODE: CPT 505
COURSE TITLE: Plant Disease Evaluation
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: 1 hr. theory + 2 hrs. practical
Course Coordinator: Prof. A. Y. A. Adeoti
Office Location: Room 156, COLPLANT Building
Other Lecturers: Dr. A.R. Popoola
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.