This educational DVD is the perfect supplement to classes teaching the history and biology of Dutch elm disease, a major epidemic in the United States from the 1930s through the 1960s that is still killing thousands of American elms today.
Through this case study students will:
- learn to appreciate the aesthetic value of plants and the devastation of an epidemic.
- understand monoculture and the effects this planting system has on spreading plant diseases.
- be introduced to the role of an insect vector in the life cycle of a plant pathogenic fungus.
- examine the roles people play in the spread and management of plant diseases.
Publish Date: 2000
Format: DVD; 35 minutes
Publication Weight: 1 lbs
By Darin M. Eastburn, Cleora J. D’Arcy, Lisa A. McKee