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Mountain Horticultural Crops
Research and Extension Center

Plant Pathology

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Plant Pathology

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The Plant Pathology program at MHCR&EC focuses on

An integral part of producing a profitable crop involves proper disease monitoring and identification, followed by the implementation of management programs that focus on long-term prevention or suppression of pathogens. Projects at MHCR&EC involve applied and molecular disease diagnostics and epidemiology, evaluation of fungicides and cultural control methodologies, and integration of fungicides and host resistance into management practices. Many of the pathosystems investigated involve Phytophthora species.

Tomato Spray Guide for 2014 - PDF printer-friendly version

Pepper Spray Guide for 2014 - PDF printer-friendly version


Kelly Ivors, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, NCSU

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Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

Phone: 828-684-3562 ~ Fax: 828-684-8715


Maintained by: Bryan A. Konsler

Updated February 19, 2014