The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic diagnoses all kinds of plant problems for farmers, growers, landscapers, homeowners, and gardeners. In consultation with expert faculty, we recommend ways to treat or prevent the problems we diagnose.
We work in partnership with your local County Agent or Master Gardener, who can diagnose many common plant disease and insect problems, or help you properly collect and submit a sample to the PDIC if necessary. Click these links to find a North Carolinia County Agent and Master Gardener near you!
We are happy to announce that Matthew Bertone has accepted a permanent, full-time position in the PDIC. Matt earned a B.S. degree from Salisbury University (Maryland) and graduated from North Carolina State University with his M.S. (2004) and Ph.D. (2008) degrees in Entomology. We are very fortunate to have Matt on board. Be sure to stop by and say hello to Matt the next time you visit the clinic.
News about diseases and insects, information about current plant problems, and news about upcoming events.
Thousand Cankers Disease Confirmed in North Carolina
Thousand Cankers Disease symptoms on black walnut in Colorado. Photo: Ned Tisserat, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
More Alerts, Updates and Information
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Many exotic pests and diseases threaten plant life in North Carolina. Our state also experiences periodic outbreaks and epidemics of established pests and diseases.
For information about threats to agricultural, horticultural, forest, and landscape plants in the State of North Carolina and beyond, see the links below or click the yellow "see more" link.
|Southern Plant Diagnostic Network (SPDN)||Sudden Oak Death Information and Reporting|
|National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)||Emerald Ash Borer|
|USDA - APHIS||Laurel Wilt and Ambrosia Beetles|