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The Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book, Thorsten Kraska, University of Bonn, Germany.
A comprehensive Internet resource guide for plant pathology, applied entomology, and all related fields. A menu links to specific areas and topics, plus journals, books and publications, teaching, and software.
Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science runs this international knowledge bank and multimedia learning center about plants. Has searchable databases providing access to material
The Education Center of the American Phytopathological Society.
Teaching resources for introductory and advanced plant pathology college courses. Lab exercises, case studies, simulations, lessons, articles on plant pathology topics, and much more. A large and well-organized site with useful and interesting information for plant pathology educators.
Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book (PPIGB)—Teaching, Education.
Well-annotated links to numerous resources for teaching plant pathology and related areas. Links include syllabi, lessons, videos, and other useful course materials. Comments in red indicate websites of special value to those teaching plant pathology.
Plants, Pathogens and People: Promoting Agricultural Awareness, University of Illinois with support from the American Phytopathological Society Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
A virtual classroom based on five areas: crown gall, Dutch elm disease, late blight of potatoes, soybean cyst, and the plant disease triangle. Includes information, resources, lab activities, and a chance to dialogue with others using this site.
Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education (American Society of Agronomy in cooperation with other societies in related areas).
A peer reviewed journal for teaching ideas K-16 in the life sciences, natural resources, and agriculture. Has searchable database with phytopathology and plant science categories. Includes courses, exercises, web lessons, learning activities, scholarship of teaching and learning research, and issues in teaching. Online version continuously updated during the year; one hard copy version published in December. Current issue available to paid subscribers only; full text of archived issues, 1998-2005, available free online.
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL).
A pathway to online resources in plant pathology teaching and research. Type “teaching plant pathology” into the search engine for courses and materials.
Teaching Resources in Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University.
Although geared primarily for K through 12 teachers, some lessons may be applicable, and the botanical and weed science slide sets may be useful in college courses.
“War of the Roses: A Case Study in Plant Pathology,” Melissa Riley, Clemson University.
Detailed notes on using this case study for problem-based learning in an introductory lab for a basic Plant Pathology course where students have access to microscopes and space to work in groups of two or three people. The case introduces concepts and ideas that will be pursued further during the semester.
Vegetable MD Online, Cornell University Plant Pathology Department.
A plant pathology vegetable disease web page with fact sheets on diseases by crops, a photo gallery, news articles/disease alerts, a glossary, and commercial vegetable guidelines. Also has pest and disease guides in Spanish.
Web-based teaching modules for plant pathology applications in the R programming environment, A. H. Sparks, P.D. Esker, and K.A. Garrett, Kansas State University.
Contains examples of web-based modular coursework plus an introductory module for anyone unfamiliar with the R programming environment, a free software environment that includes graphics, math, and statistics.
MSU Department of Plant Pathology.
The department’s homepage provides links to national and international plant pathology societies and to the Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book.
Agriculture Resources Guide, MSU Library, Suzanne Teghtmeyer, Subject Specialist.
Guide to finding information on such topics as crops, soils, agriculture and biosystems engineering, and sustainable agriculture.