The Plant Disease Clinic

The Plant Disease Clinic The University of Minnesota Plant Disease Clinic is a diagnostic lab providing testing for: fungal, bacterial, viral, and other plant health conditions.

01/29/2019
Emergency Information

U of M Plant Disease Clinic is closed until noon Thursday, 1/31/19 due to extreme cold. info: https://emergency.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus will cancel all classes with a start time of noon or later on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 because of extremely cold temperatures. Day and evening classes on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, are also canceled. The University will remain open for all other business.....

Kermit Olson Memorial Lecture is always great!  This year's lecture: "Farming for Bees: Sowing Biodiversity in Agricultu...
03/28/2018
HortSci Grows

Kermit Olson Memorial Lecture is always great! This year's lecture: "Farming for Bees: Sowing Biodiversity in Agriculture" https://horticulture.umn.edu/hort-news/hortsci-grows

We invite you to join us for HortSci Grows on April 11, 2018, a day celebrating where Horticultural Science has been and where we're going. Events throughout the day will focus on sustainable horticulture and reflect on the accomplishments of our alumni, look at research currently happening in our l...

Spotted Lanternfly  press release from Virginia:
03/01/2018
New Invasive Pest Detected in Virginia

Spotted Lanternfly press release from Virginia:

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) just announced the detection of a new invasive insect pest in Virginia. In early January, VDACS inspectors discovered the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, at a stone yard in Frederick County near Winchester. The Spotte...

10/03/2017

PDC closed 10/4 - 10/8. Normal hours resume the following week (Tues – Friday from 8:30 to 4:30). Check website at pdc.umn.edu for answers to many questions. Thank you.

If you see something that looks sort of like an earthworm, but not quite, check to see if it's a jumping worm.  Report j...
05/04/2017
Great Lakes Worm Watch :: Worm Identification

If you see something that looks sort of like an earthworm, but not quite, check to see if it's a jumping worm. Report jumping worms to the Great Lakes Worm Watch: http://greatlakeswormwatch.org/identification/index.html

There are many thousands of different earthworm species around the world with a wide range in size, color, feeding behavior, burrowing behavior and habitat preferences. Learning to identify earthworms is an important first step in studying them and their impacts.

04/04/2017
Alumni Spotlight: Dimitre Mollov

Our former director, Dimitre Mollov, featured in the Alumni spotlight https://plpa.cfans.umn.edu/about-us/news-events/plpa-news/alumni-spotlight-mollov

As a USDA Plant Pathologist, plant pathology alumnus Dimitre Mollov (Ph.D. 2012) is driven to develop diagnostic protocols for use in federal and state regulatory and research programs with the objective of preventing the introduction and spread of plant viral diseases in U.S. agriculture. Read more...

One of our favorite events is less than a month away #MNSTSC https://cceevents.umn.edu/minnesota-shade-tree-short-course
02/15/2017
Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course

One of our favorite events is less than a month away #MNSTSC https://cceevents.umn.edu/minnesota-shade-tree-short-course

55th Annual Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course March 14-15, 2017 Bethel University, Arden Hills Register Now Submit a Mark Stennes Scholarship Application Register as an exhibitor It's more than just a job. If this was just a way to get CEUs to remain Certified Arborists or to recertify as Tree Insp...

Oak Wilt Risk status changed to low:
07/12/2016
Oak Wilt Risk Status in Minnesota – MyMinnesotaWoods

Oak Wilt Risk status changed to low:

Oak Wilt Risk Status in Minnesota Current status: Low Risk Low risk period began July 10, 2016. Next update expected November 1, 2016. What is oak wilt? Oak wilt is a fungal disease that kills thousands of oak trees every year. Oak wilt spreads in two ways: Through root grafts between similar sp...

Update about soybean cyst nematode.
04/11/2016
Soybean cyst nematodes are reproducing on PI 88788

Update about soybean cyst nematode.

CHANHASSEN, Minn. – When soybean yields begin to decrease and there’s no reasonable explanation why – it’s possible that soybean cyst nematodes in that field have evolved to reproduce on

Oak Wilt risk status changed to safe Nov. 3rd.
11/10/2015
Oak wilt risk status in Minnesota

Oak Wilt risk status changed to safe Nov. 3rd.

Current status: Low Risk Low risk period began July 13, 2015. Q. What is oak wilt? Oak wilt is a fungal disease that kills thousands of oak trees every year. Oak wilt spreads in two ways: Through r…

Chisago and Scott counties now have confirmed cases of EAB.
08/31/2015
Emerald Ash Borer Status

Chisago and Scott counties now have confirmed cases of EAB.

Changes to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website are coming soon.In order to see future content, please update your browser. More information.

Something to watch for if you grow tomatoes: Bacterial Wilt and Canker of Tomato.
07/27/2015
Bacterial Wilt and Canker of Tomato

Something to watch for if you grow tomatoes: Bacterial Wilt and Canker of Tomato.

Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (Cmm) is a bacterium that causes the disease called bacterial wilt and canker of tomato. It is considered a major issue for tomato production around the world and can be easily moved in seeds or transplants.

07/03/2015

We are closed July 3rd. Back to normal hours next week. Happy 4th of July!

I hate to post smut on Facebook.  That's supposed to be plant pathology humor.
06/09/2015
Wheat Flag Smut Found in Kansas For First Time Since the 1930’s | Kansas Ag Network

I hate to post smut on Facebook. That's supposed to be plant pathology humor.

Wheat Flag Smut Found in Kansas For First Time Since the 1930’s by Greg Akagi on June 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm Manhattan – Weather conditions in Kansas have been ideal this year for the development of wheat disease. The same is true all across wheat country with most areas experiencing two to three ye…

05/19/2015
Plant Disease Clinic : Department of Plant Pathology : College of Food, Agricultural and Natural...

Our new website just went live! If you still see the old site, please clear your browser cache.

The University of Minnesota Plant Disease Clinic is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that serves commercial growers as well as the general public. The services provided include routine plant disease diagnosis (e.g. leaf spots, root rot diseases, cankers, wilt diseases, etc.), nematode analysis, seed…

Fungi flashcards designed by the UMN Mycology Club: http://mycology.cfans.umn.edu/id-cards/
05/12/2015
ID Cards - UMN Mycology Club

Fungi flashcards designed by the UMN Mycology Club: http://mycology.cfans.umn.edu/id-cards/

Welcome to Flash Fungi from Mycology Club at the University of Minnesota! These flashcards are intended to introduce the novice to the basics of fungal diversity by providing simple descriptions and pictorial examples. We do not recommend that these cards be used for definitive identification of fun…

04/21/2015

Congratulations to Dr. Dean Malvick - recipient of the CFANS DISTINGUISHED EXTENSION / OUTREACH AWARD for 2015! He is always a great help with corn and soybean samples that come to the Plant Disease Clinic!

From the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network: an app for tracking invasive species!
04/13/2015
Tracking invasives? There's an app for that

From the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network: an app for tracking invasive species!

Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart phones, log a few quick notes and send their alert to a growing network of scientists and state officials who can u…

New crop virus discovered in switchgrass.
04/10/2015
First report of a new crop virus in North America

New crop virus discovered in switchgrass.

University of Illinois scientists reported in Archives of Virology evidence of the new mastrevirus, tentatively named switchgrass mosaic-associated virus 1. Other members of the mastrevirus genus, a group of DNA viruses, are known to be responsible for decimating yields in staple food crops -- inclu…

Address

Ship To: Plant Disease Clinic, Dept. Of Plant Pathology, 495 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle. Hand Deliver: 105 Stakman Hall, 1519 Gorner Ave.
Saint Paul, MN
55108

Bus 87

General information

The University of Minnesota Plant Disease Clinic is a multi-disciplinary diagnostic laboratory that provides testing for: fungal, bacterial, viral, and other plant health conditions. Disease diagnosis is a critical initial step for successful disease management. The Plant Disease Clinic provides its clients with an accurate, unbiased diagnosis, so they can choose the best management strategy for a plant health problem. The lab serves commercial growers as well as the general public.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(612) 625-1275

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