A 5-week course consisting of General Plant Pathology; identification of the organisms that can cause plant diseases. Written consent of instructor.
One 100-level HORT course or one 100-level LIFE course.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Essential Plant Pathology, 2nd Ed.
Schumann, Gail and D'Arcy, Cleora
- Insects and Diseases of Woody Plants of Colorado, 3rd Ed.
Cranshaw, Whitney and Jacobi, William
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
- Plant Pathology, 5th Ed.
Supplemental information will be provided as needed on Canvas LMS. In addition, online resources that address topics will be announced.
Dr. Tamla Blunt is a plant pathologist at Colorado State University in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, running the Plant Diagnostic Clinic at CSU in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2000 and serving as director of the clinic since 2013. Running the Diagnostic Clinic, which processes an average of 500 samples per year from agricultural, commercial, and homeowner clients, Dr. Blunt is familiar with a variety of plants that include greenhouse, forest, landscape, turf, and cropping situations and the associated disorders that accompany many of these plants. Dr. Blunt also teaches Landscape Plant Health Care, Plant Propagation and Commercial Pesticide License Training at Front Range Community College and assists with Elements of Plant Pathology (BSPM 361) at Colorado State University.