• Dr. Ignazio Carbone (center) receives the Ruth Allen Award at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society from APS Past-President, Mike Boehm (left) and current APS President George Abawi (right).
    Dr. Ignazio Carbone receives the Ruth Allen Award
  • Plant Pathology faculty, staff and students made presentations at the Tomato Field Day held at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River, NC on August 7. Pictured R-L: Lina Quesada, Mike Adams, and Emma Wallace
    Tomato Field Day 2014
  • Group Photo of Kelman Scholars at the NC State University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Their faculty advisors name in parentheses : Julia Heiken (Dr. Rick Davis), Jillian Perrine (Dr. Mina Mila), Harper Niver (Dr. Rick Davis), Andrew Scruggs (Dr. Lina Quesada), Joe Doherty (Dr. Jim Kerns) , & Kathryn Nilsson (Dr. Christina Cowger).
    2014 Kelman Scholars
  • (L-R) Rick Davis, Department Head, Jane Dove Long, Asmina Mila, and Graduate Students, Hsien-Tzer Tseng and Jack Bittner
    North Carolina Tobacco Tour
  • Plant Pathology graduate students. PP590 Field Pathology class turf day. L-R: Andrew Scruggs, Camilo Parada, Leah Elsea, Glenn Galle, Benjamin Van Ryzin, Emma Wallace, Casey Ruark, Emily Meyers, Jessica Brown, Alyssa Koehler.
    PP590 Field Pathology Class Graduate Students - Turf Day
  • Marc Cubeta elected MSA Fellow
  • Will Sharpee wins best poster at Gordon Conference
  • Syngenta Crop Protection Plant Pathology Graduate Fellowship
  • Kestrel McCorkle named a 2014 CALS Outstanding Teaching Assistant
  • Plant Pathology Alumnus, Agriculture and Livestock Minister of Costa Rica
  • Plant Pathology Graduate Students Visit High School Biology Classes
  • Casey Ruark named 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellow

About Us

The Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University is composed of nearly thirty faculty that direct a diverse portfolio of programs with strengths in academic programs, research and extension. Collectively, these strengths not only serve our clientele and our science, but also provide a rich environment for graduate education and training that can be tailored to the specific career interests of the student, irrespective of whether they prefer training in the basic sciences or are preparing for a career in extension. We encourage you to explore this site and would be pleased to assist you in meeting your needs regarding Plant Pathology.

Seminar

Fall semester seminars are held on Wednesdays in the Stephens Room (3503 Thomas Hall) from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Spring semester seminars are typically held in the Toxicology Auditorium on Centennial Campus. For a schedule of presenters click here.

Clinic

The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic diagnoses plant diseases and identifies insects to help farmers, growers, landscapers, homeowners, and gardeners grow healthy plants and crops.  In consultation with expert faculty, we recommend ways to treat or prevent the problems we diagnose. The PDIC was established as the Plant Disease Clinic in the Department of Plant Pathology at NC State University in 1951. We are a member of the National Plant Diagnostic Network and the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network .