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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 programs focus on providing current, research-based disease recommendations to growers in western North Carolina, providing training and educational materials to stakeholders, and investigating the pathogens causing disease to aid in management.

Projects include applied and molecular disease diagnostics and epidemiology, evaluation of fungicides and cultural control methods, and integration of fungicides and host resistance into management practices.


The Plant Pathology program at the MHCR&EC is directed by:

Dr. Sara Villani, Extension Assistant Professor, Apples and Woody Ornamentals, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology,(828) 684-3562

Inga Meadows, Extension Associate, Vegetables and Greenhouse Ornamentals, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology,, (828) 684-3562


Related References:

Tomato Spray Guide for 2016 - PDF printer-friendly version

"2016 Organic Growers School presentation on Diagnosing Common Vegetable Diseases" - PDF printer-friendly version


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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 March 15, 2016