BSPM 355A - Horticulture Pathology: General Pathology

  • 1 credit

A 5-week course consisting of General Plant Pathology; identification of the organisms that can cause plant diseases. Written consent of instructor.

This course can be applied toward:


One 100-level HORT course or one 100-level LIFE course.

Textbooks 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
    ISBN: 978-0890543818
  • 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.
    Agrios, George
    ISBN: 978-0120445653

Supplemental information will be provided as needed on Canvas LMS. In addition, online resources that address topics will be announced.


Tamla Blunt

Dr. Tamla Blunt is a Plant Pathologist/Research Associate at Colorado State University in the Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Department. Dr. Blunt is a Plant Pathologist by training, but currently has dual roles in the department in both plant pathology and food safety training. Dr. Blunt has Lead Instructor certification for both Preventive Control Qualified Individual for both Human Food and Animal Food in the FSMA regulations. Her training also includes basic SQF and HACCP as well as instructor training for the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA. 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 Pesticide Safety and Use at Front Range Community College campuses in Westminster and Fort Collins, CO. At Colorado State University, she teaches Online Horticulture Pathology classes (BSPM355A, B, C) and assists with Elements of Plant Pathology (BSPM361), a resident instruction class.

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