There are numerous labs in Buckhout Bldg. as well as the centers listed below. Some of our research is conducted at research centers throughout the state, including the Fruit Research and Extension Center, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Lake Erie Grape Research Center, Russell E. Larson Research & Education Center, and the Valentine Turfgrass Research Center.
Buckhout Laboratory is the location of Penn State's Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology.
Our goal is to understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of plant pathogens and pests that reduce productivity of agricultural systems. We strive to achieve this goal through teaching, research and extension activities.
FREC is located in the southern part of the state (apple country) and specializes in insect, disease, and plant research with fruit trees and grapes.
The Fusarium Research Center is a resource center for researchers and others working with Fusarium. Maintained in Buckhout Lab is the world's largest Fusarium collection, comprised of approximately 16,000 isolates of 50 species.
The Albert C. Hildebrandt Plant Pathology Library was established in 2003 through a gift to the Department of Plant Pathology from the estate of alumnus Albert C. Hildebrandt.
The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology's Mushroom Research Center provides unique facilities for conducting mushroom research.
The Mushroom Spawn Laboratory contains a culture collection of the cultivated mushroom, Agaricus bisporus.
The Plant Disease Clinic is a service and education function of the Department of Plant Pathology, and provides clinical diagnoses of plant diseases for approximately 2,000 samples submitted annually by Pennsylvania agricultural producers, urban gardeners, and homeowners.
Our mission is to provide assistance to the turfgrass industry in Pennsylvania in maintaining high quality turf through integrated turfgrass health management practices.