Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of principles and practice of assessment and management of plant diseases
- Apply the knowledge of principles and practice of assessment and management of plant diseases in research
Principles of plant pathology with special reference to forest trees. Identification of major diseases of forest trees in Tanzania. Forecasting and rate of spread. Resistant species, natural defence mechanisms, control through silvicultural practices. Fungicides and their applications, side effects and costs. Biological control. Control by legislation.