North Carolina Plant Disease and Insect Clinic

QUICK HELP

Disease Problems:

919.515.3619

Insect Related:

919.515.9530

General Questions:

plantclinic@ces.ncsu.edu

8am-5pm


Monday - Friday

NC Plant Disease & Insect Clinic 1227 Gardner Hall
100 Derieux Place
Raleigh, NC 27607
Directions to the Clinic

Department of Entomology
and Plant Pathology

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CALS

Welcome!

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 the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, whose county offices can diagnose many common plant disease and insect problems. They can help you to properly collect and submit a sample to the PDIC, if necessary. Follow this link to find a North Carolina County Extension Agent or Extension Master Gardener Volunteer external link 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:

Get ready for diseases and insects to "take off"!

gelatinous telial horns of cedar-apple rust With the first warm rains of April, the telial stage of the cedar-apple rust emerges from its galls on eastern red cedar. Spores produced here are carried off by the wind. Those lucky enough to land on an apple or crabapple tree will produce infections that show up as leaf spots in June. This is just the first salvo of the busy season of diseases and arthropod pests in the garden. Now is a good time to make friends with your county Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Special thanks to Chad Taylor for this photograph. For more information on cedar-apple rust, see this 2013 blog post.

Alerts, Updates and Information

Click the yellow "see more" link below for archived News and Alerts

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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) external link Sudden Oak Death Information and Reporting external link
National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) Emerald Ash Borer external link
USDA - APHIS external link Laurel Wilt and Ambrosia Beetles external link

Learn more about how we diagnose diseases by checking out these fun resources!

Virtual Clinic Tour external link  
Plant Disease Diagnosis game external link