North Carolina Plant Disease and Insect Clinic

QUICK HELP

Disease Problems:

919.515.3619

Insect Related:

919.515.9530

General Questions:

plantclinic@ces.ncsu.edu

8am-5pm


Monday - Friday

NC Plant Disease & Insect Clinic 1227 Gardner Hall
100 Derieux Place
Raleigh, NC 27607
Directions to the Clinic

Department of
Plant Pathology

Department of
Entomology

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CALS

Welcome!

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 external link and Master Gardenerexternal link near you!

News about diseases and insects, information about current plant problems, and news about upcoming events.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014
FROM THE PDIC

Updated by M.J. Munster on 21 Jan 2014

The NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic thanks you for your business in 2013 and wishes you a new year full of health for you and your plants.

Please note with the extremely cold weather, a couple of greenhouse-grown plant samples have arrived with cold damage that happened during transit, masking the original symptoms somewhat. In one case it was an overnight shipment, and in the other it happened while the plant was carried to the client's vehicle! One tip: an inexpensive polystyrene "cooler" keeps cold out as well as in. If you have any doubts about how to get samples here in the best condition, do not hesitiate to call us at 919-515-3619.

 

Tree-like conidiophores of an unidentified fungus.

Frosty-looking conidiophores and conidia of a yet-unidentified fungus that grew from a fern frond. Highly magnified.

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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) external link Sudden Oak Death Information and Reporting external link
National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) Emerald Ash Borer external link
USDA - APHIS external link Laurel Wilt and Ambrosia Beetles external link

Learn more about how we diagnose diseases by checking out these fun resources!

Virtual Clinic Tour external link  
Plant Disease Diagnosis game external link