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Diagnosis of Plant Disease

Aarhus University

The course will introduce you to common plant diseases in crop plants. It is based on short introductory sessions followed by practical exercises, in which you diagnose plant diseases under field conditions as well as in the laboratory. The exercises include diagnosis based on macroscopic symptoms as well as microscopy, ELISA and PCR methods and quantitative disease assessment under natural conditions. The influence of abiotic stresses and leaf senescence on macroscopic symptoms  is considered as well. Most exercises are done in small groups under supervision of teachers. This will allow you to study specific subjects in more detail, as basis for analyses, data processing and reporting. 

The course is an off-campus course and held at Aarhus University Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse.

The Department of Agroecology is located in Flakkebjerg 10 km south of Slagelse with good possibilities of public transportation to Copenhagen (1½ h) and Aarhus (2½ h). We have 6.500 m2 of laboratories, greenhouses and semi-field facilities and 175 ha of experimental area as well as library, offices and canteen. We are experts in integrated pest management for the control of plant diseases, pests and weeds. The course will run over 10 days (1 July -  12 July) during week 27 and 28 arranged as live-in course with possibility of accommodation nearby.

Location Aarhus, Denmark
1 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
level Bachelor / Undergraduate
Credits 5.0 ECTS
Program fee 138 EUR
Accommodation fee 425 EUR
Extra information about the fee:
Exchange students: No Fee

Freemovers, EU/EEA: 138 EUR

Freemovers, NON-EU/EEA: 1159 EUR

Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the fee.

Rooms are available as 1-person, 2-person, 3-person or 4-person rooms respectively.

A 1-person room is DKK 425 per night

A 2-person room is DKK 550 per night

A 3-person room is DKK 660 per night

A 4-person room is DKK 800 per night.

The hostel offers a fully equipped guest kitchen.
Application deadline 1 April 2019
Entry requirements:
Course Specific:

A relevant bachelor's degree within Science and Technology.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency

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