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.


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.


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 .