UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
University of California
UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

November 5, 2009 ABCs of Plant Pathology (in Spanish)- Fresno

This workshop includes a 3-hour session on plant pathology presented in Spanish by Dr. Maria de la Fuente, UCCE Farm Advisor in San Benito and Santa Clara Counties. Assisting her will be Amanda Crump, Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor in Fresno County and Karen Robb, Senior Horticulture Specialist at Target Specialty Products in Fresno. In addition, lunch will be provided by the California Center for Urban Horticulture, UC Davis.

The educational session focuses on aspects of plant pathology that are relevant to greenhouse and nursery production of ornamental plants. Attendees will learn about the various types of pathogens that affect ornamental crops including fungi, bacteria, nematodes and viruses. Abiotic factors causing disease-like symptoms on plants will also be discussed. Other topics include diagnosing plant diseases, examples of diseases commonly found on ornamental plants, methods for preventing or managing diseases and rapid assays for identifying pathogens.


November 5, 2009
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fresno UC Cooperative Extension Office
Demonstration Room

1720 S. Maple Ave.

Registration $50 per person

Online Registration

Mail/Fax Registration Form ABCs Plant Pathology


8:00 am – 8:30 am



8:30 am – 10:00 am

1.5  hours


Plant Pathology Part 1: Disease Diagnosis, the Disease Triangle, Disease Cycles, Fungi and Fungal Diseases, Bacteria and Bacterial Diseases, Nematodes and Nematode Diseases, Viruses and Viral Diseases


10:00 am – 10:30 am



10:30 am - 12:00 pm

1.5 hours


Plant Pathology Part 2: Abiotic Factors Causing Disease-like Symptoms, Examples of Common Diseases on Ornamentals, Methods for Disease Prevention and Management, Rapid Assays for Pathogens

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Lunch provided by the California Center for Urban Horticulture, UC Davis

California Center for Urban Horticulture


Registration Fees: Prices listed are per person. A confirmation will be emailed or faxed to registrants whose registration is received up to 5 days prior to the seminar.

Late Registration: Late and at-door registration will be accepted only if space is available and meals cannot be guaranteed.

Refund Policy: Refund requests must be received in writing (fax & email is acceptable).

For more information please contact the CORF office at 530-752-8419 (phone/fax) (email: lldodge@ucdavis.edu)

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