Plant Diseases

Plant Diseases
Plant Diseases
 

Plant Pathology

Rusts, leaf blights, stem and root rots and other diseases are caused by pathogens that can distress field crops, ornamentals, trees, forage grasses, turfgrasses, fruits and vegetables. The Department of Plant Pathology at UNL has a long tradition of excellence in research and service to the state of Nebraska, the nation and internationally. The department's research seeks to provide solutions to plant disease and health issues, develop new knowledge of plant-pathogenic and plant-associated microorganisms, and provide quality, relevant education. The Department of Plant Pathology developed prevention techniques for dealing with diseases such as Wheat Rust, Soybean Rust and the bean pod mottle. The department has set up surveillance sites across Nebraska for soybean rust – including one at the ARDC. This makes UNL in the first line of defense in fighting this disease.

Plant Diseases

Additional Resources

Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab  Resource Publications