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The NC Plant Disease
and Insect Clinic

The NC Plant Disease and Insect Clinic diagnoses plant problems for farmers, growers, landscapers, homeowners, and gardeners. In consultation with expert faculty, we recommend ways to control diseases and pests.

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The NC Plant Disease
and Insect Clinic

The NC Plant Disease and Insect Clinic diagnoses plant problems for farmers, growers, landscapers, homeowners, and gardeners. In consultation with expert faculty, we recommend ways to control diseases and pests.

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Welcome to the Plant
Pathology Portal!

This website was designed by the Department of Plant Pathology at NCSU to centralize crop disease information for commercial growers, home gardeners and Extension agents in NC. Enjoy your visit!

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Help, my plants are
dying!

Contact your local extension agent for assistance. Agents are the bridge between the public and Extension specialists at land-grant universities. Agents educate the public through consultation, newsletters, and social media.

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew
IPMpipe

Stay updated with the latest reports of cucurbit downy mildew outbreaks in the US through the cucurbit downy mildew IPMpipe 

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USAblight: potato and
tomato late blight alert system

Stay updated with the latest reports of potato and tomato late blight outbreaks in the US through USAblight

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Black rot of sweetpotato

How to Control Black Rot of Sweetpotato popular

Written by Andrew Scruggs and Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo Recently, several samples of sweetpotato black rot have been submitted to the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NC State University.  Black rot of sweetpotato has historically MORE »

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2014 NC Sweetpotato Field Day

On September 18th growers, packers, researchers, extension agents, and industry representatives all came together to observe and learn about the latest advancements in sweetpotato research here in North Carolina.  The annual event took place MORE »

Physiological Scorch

Soybean Scortch

North Carolina State University and Cooperative Extension   From Steve Koenning, Soybean Pathology Specialist       SOYBEAN DISEASE UPDATE: Physiological Scorch – Is it SDS, Stem Canker, Black Root Rot (CBR), Brown MORE »

Figure 2: Symptoms of basil downy mildew, note browning of leaves (Saunia Withers, NCSU Vegetable Pathology Lab)

Basil downy mildew outbreaks in North Carolina

Several basil growers, homeowners, and garden centers have reported outbreaks of basil downy mildew to the Vegetable Pathology Lab at NCSU.  Over 100 outbreaks across the United States (US) have been reported to MORE »

Emma Wallace from the NCSU Vegetable Pathology Lab in the Mountain Research Station Sentinel Plot

2014 Field Day at the Mountain Research Station

Growers, researchers, county agents, and representatives from agriculture-related companies came together on Thursday, July 10th to attend the annual field day at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, North Carolina. Participants were given MORE »

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Plant Pathology MS SymposiumFri Nov 21, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Duke Energy Hall @ Hunt Library
— 3 weeks away
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