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Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology has internationally recognized scientists working side by side with M.S. and Ph.D. students to solve threats to the world’s food supply.

The department offers one of the most comprehensive plant pathology programs in the country.

We are engaged in a wide range of research activities that address biological, molecular, epidemiological, and biotechnological investigations into diverse groups of microorganisms that threaten the sustainability and profitability of numerous economically important crops.
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Assistantship Application

Assistantships may be available for students to work in a wide variety of research areas.

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Our wide range of available courses provides opportunities to tailor your degree program.


Seminar is held Monday afternoon at 4:10 pm in Johnson Hall 343 during the academic semester.

In the News

  • Research stories on Lindsey du Toit’s spinach work and the Honeybee Team (including our own Jennifer Han!) made the WSU News top research coverage of…
  • From The Daily Evergreen Article by HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter The WSU Extension and The Farmers Network will host a soil acidity workshop on Thursday,…
  • The picture origin is from Jewell as a third-grade science enthusiast. Jeremy Jewell (Postdoc in our department) was recognized as Plant Physiology First Authors on…
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Diagnostic Clinic

The WSU Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest quality service by providing plant disease and disorder diagnosis, pest identification, and management strategies.

Research & Extension Centers


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