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 Fruit Research and Extension Center, Huck Institute, Lake Erie Grape Research Center, Russell Lawson Research Center, and Valentine Turfgrass Research Center.
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.
The Mushroom Spawn Laboratory contains a culture collection of the cultivated mushroom, Agaricus bisporus.
Our mission is to provide assistance to the turfgrass industry in Pennsylvania in maintaining high quality turf through integrated turfgrass health management practices.
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.
The Fusarium Research Center is a resource center for researchers and others working with Fusarium. Maintained here is the world's largest Fusarium collection, comprised of approximately 16,000 isolates of 50 species.
The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology's Mushroom Research Center provides unique facilities for conducting mushroom research.
The Hildebrandt Library was established in 2003 through a gift to the Department of Plant Pathology from the estate of alumnus Albert C. Hildebrandt.
Buckhout Laboratory is the location of Penn State's Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology.