The Plant Pathology Team conducts the following activities:
- Plant disease diagnosis across many crops.
- Work with curators to develop disease management plans.
- Laboratory seed health tests and field inspections.
- Phytosanitary and quarantine issues.
- Disease resistance evaluations.
- Study biology of diseases affecting plant germplasm, with emphasis on seed-borne diseases.
- Develop laboratory methods to detect seed-borne plant pathogens.