Since earlier in the year, Oregon State University eCampus has been offering an online course for nursery growers on the management of Phytophthora, a genus of pathogens including the notorious P. ramorum, also known as sudden oak death. The course is free and available to anyone, and participants can try for a certificate of mastery if they pay an optional $100 fee. Successful recipients also receive four pesticide recertification credits.
Now, the course has expanded with the introduction of a Spanish version. To access the English and Spanish language version of the Phytophthora Online Course: Training for Nursery Growers, visit http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/phytophthora.