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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