Certificate in Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management
Today's global consumer driven economy has increased the threat posed by introduction of exotic plant pests and pathogens. Recent introductions of invasive plant pests have had a devastating impact on agriculture. The introduction of soybean rust (Phakospora pachyrhizi), brown citrus aphid (Toxoptera citricida), and tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum) are prime examples of threats currently faced by Florida growers.
This certificate program provides a unique opportunity for graduate students at the University of Florida to develop the personal and professional competencies required to effectively conduct and lead plant pest risk assessment and management on the local, national and international level.
The Plant Medicine Program at the University of Florida coordinates this multidisciplinary certificate program. The program is open and applicable to graduate students in various degree programs (D.P.M., M.S., Ph.D.) across departments and colleges at the University of Florida.
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Certificate in Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management Brochure
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- Online Application for Certificate Program
- Requirements of the Certificate Program
- Links to Agencies Involved in Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management
- Internships and Career Opportunities
- Amanda C. Hodges, Ph.D.
University of Florida - IFAS
Plant Medicine Program
Natural Area Drive
P.O. Box 110620
Gainesville, FL 32611-0620