Plant Disease Management and Adaptive Research
Cultural, chemical, biotechnological, and biological approaches are developed to control plant diseases in native and agricultural ecosystems and to manage invasive species.
Dr. Beth Gugino, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, and her faculty colleagues demonstrated importance and impacts of research in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Our mission is to provide assistance to the turfgrass industry in Pennsylvania in maintaining high quality turf through integrated turfgrass health management practices.
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.