Irish potato famine Event
Plant Disease or Pest Essay
Objective: The purpose of this essay is to develop an appreciation of how plant diseases can have a major impact on the social, economic and aesthetic nature of society. You will also become an expert on a plant diseases and how it played a major role in history.
You must choose the disease or pest that has played a major role in history that interests you. Your essay must be typed and be at least five paragraphs long. It should be around two pages double spaced. Your essay must include the following.
Common and scientific name of your disease or pest.
How the disease or pest is transmitted.
What is the life cycle of the disease or pest?
How can the disease or pest be treated?
How did this disease or pest significantly impact society? For example, devastated the economy, causes mass migration, changed the look of an entire city or area.
Make up a fictitious disease or pest that attacks one of the United States Crops and how will that effect our society.
Essay must be typed_____ /5 points
Topic must be relevant____/10 points
Essay must have correct information____/10 points
Essay must flow____/10 points
Essay must be two pages and five paragraphs____/10 point
Essay must include how disease affects society___/15
Irish Potato Famine (potato blight)
South American Rubber Blight
Asian Longhorn Beetle
Emerald Ash Borer
Western Corn Rootworm
Wheat Stem Rust
Ergot (Salem Witch Trials)
Colorado Potato beetle
Dutch Elm Disease
Cedar Apple Rust
Mountain Pine Beetle
White tailed deer
Red winged Blackbirds
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