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!
News about diseases and insects, information about current plant problems, and news about upcoming events:
Cold weather can be just as damaging to samples as summer heat. Protect your samples from cold. Consider shipping samples in an inexpensive foam cooler if sub-freezing temperatures are forecast anywhere along shipping routes. As always, time shipments so that carriers do not have to hold samples over the weekend.
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|