The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic diagnoses 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 and Master Gardener near you!
Navigate to "How to Submit a Sample" if you need our help.
News about diseases and insects, information about current plant problems, and news about upcoming events:
2016 Holiday hours:
The NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic will close on Wednesday, November 23rd at 1:30 PM for Thanksgiving and will re-open on Monday, November 28th.
The University will be closed December 24th - January 2nd. The PDIC will close at 1:30 PM on Friday, December 23rd and re-open on January 3rd.
Samples may need to reach us up to several days before we close, depending on time needed to diagnose the specific problem. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.
Best wishes to you and your families this holiday season from the PDIC staff.
Alerts, Updates and Information
Click the yellow "see more" link below for archived News and Alerts
Get the latest updates:
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)||Sudden Oak Death Information and Reporting|
|National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)||Emerald Ash Borer|
|USDA - APHIS||Laurel Wilt and Ambrosia Beetles|