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Title: First Plant Disease Lesson Published in Spanish

Authors
item Grunwald, Niklaus
item Ploetz, Randy - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Submitted to: Phytopathology News
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2005
Publication Date: May 1, 2005
Citation: Grunwald, N.J., Ploetz, R. 2005. First plant disease lesson published in spanish. Phytopathology News.39(5):61-62.

Interpretive Summary: The Education Center on APSnet is an excellent, free source of information for teachers and students at all levels of education. Among the Education Center’s resources are Plant Disease Lessons that have been written for Introductory Plant Pathology (www.apsnet.org/education/LessonsPlantPath/). To date, more than 35 lessons have been published on nematode, viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases. This collection has become an exceptional source of information on many important plant diseases. Previously, these lessons were only available in English. In cooperation with Gail Schuman, editor-in-chief of the Education Center and the Plant Health Instructor, the Office of International Programs (OIP) recently began to coordinate the translation of lessons into Spanish and Portuguese. On February 17, 2005, the first Spanish translation, “Sigatoka Negra Bananeros y Plátaneros,” was released on APSnet (www.apsnet.org/education/LessonsPlantPath/BlackSigatokaEspanol). Additional translations that are currently in progress are Portuguese and Spanish versions of the coffee rust and citrus canker lessons, and translations of other tropical disease lessons are planned. In the future, Arabic and French may be added to the list of languages used in this series. The illustrated glossary of plant pathology of the APSnet Education Center is currently being translated into Spanish. When completed, it will be linked to the Spanish translations of disease lessons and other appropriate materials.

Technical Abstract: The Education Center on APSnet is an excellent, free source of information for teachers and students at all levels of education. Among the Education Center’s resources are Plant Disease Lessons that have been written for Introductory Plant Pathology (www.apsnet.org/education/LessonsPlantPath/). To date, more than 35 lessons have been published on nematode, viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases. This collection has become an exceptional source of information on many important plant diseases. Previously, these lessons were only available in English. In cooperation with Gail Schuman, editor-in-chief of the Education Center and the Plant Health Instructor, the Office of International Programs (OIP) recently began to coordinate the translation of lessons into Spanish and Portuguese. On February 17, 2005, the first Spanish translation, “Sigatoka Negra Bananeros y Plátaneros,” was released on APSnet (www.apsnet.org/education/LessonsPlantPath/BlackSigatokaEspanol). Additional translations that are currently in progress are Portuguese and Spanish versions of the coffee rust and citrus canker lessons, and translations of other tropical disease lessons are planned. In the future, Arabic and French may be added to the list of languages used in this series. The illustrated glossary of plant pathology of the APSnet Education Center is currently being translated into Spanish. When completed, it will be linked to the Spanish translations of disease lessons and other appropriate materials.

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