XII. Course Descriptions

Environmental Biology

Department of Plant Agriculture

School of Environmental Sciences

Additional course listings may be found in the course descriptions for Microbiology, Plant Biology, Toxicology and Zoology.

ENVB*4070 Biological and Cultural Control of Plant Diseases W (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores current concepts and approaches to managing plant pathogens and diseases in crops and natural plant communities by measures that have minimal impact on the environment. Topics include naturally-occurring biological control such as suppressive soils and induced host resistance, use of microbial agents and their modes of action, transgenic disease resistance, use of organic soil amendments and mulches to promote microbial diversity and suppress pathogens, and effects of sanitation, crop sequences, tillage, flooding, soil solarization and other cultural practices on microbial communities, including pathogens and on disease epidemics.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of BIOL*3050, ENVB*3210, ENVS*3210, MICR*3220
Department(s): Department of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1