Photography for Diagnosis

Digital diagnosis...

is useful for initially documenting and screening suspect samples, but does not replace a physical sample if it is determined that a high risk sample has been detected. Upon completion of the module, learners will understand:

  • Types of digital cameras
  • The use of digital photography in relaying important information to diagnosticians
  • Post-processing techniques for editing images
  • Lab requirements for plant disease digital image submission


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Content Revision (scripted presentation only): October 2013

Text Content Revision: Gail Ruhl (Purdue University), Eric LeVeen (University of Florida) and Stephanie Stocks (University of Florida)

Technical Reviewers: Sharon Dobesh (GPDN Associate Director), Amy Dunfee (NCPDN Teaching and Education Coordinator), Rachel McCarthy (NEPDN, Education and Training Coordinator), and Richard Hoenisch (University of California, Davis)

Original Publication: April 2008

Module Design/Technical Writer: Gerry Snyder with assistance from Brandon Cummins (both Kansas State University)

Content Experts: Gerry Snyder (Kansas State University), Gerald Holmes (North Carolina State University)

Technical Reviewers: Larry Halsey (University of Florida), Tim Momol (University of Florida)

Additional Reviewers: Ben Faber (University of California-Davis), Shawn Banks (North Carolina State University), Mark Blevins (North Carolina State University), Wayne Jones (University of Idaho)Would you like to provide First Detector training in your area? Find out more!


Photo credit - Asian longhorned beetle: Joe Boggs, Ohio State University