Specialists

Specialists in plant identification and weed control are distributed across a number of departments at North Carolina State University.  However, any plant identification request that does not involve a control recommendation or disease diagnosis can be sent to the Herbarium (Campus Box 7612, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7612), marked to the attention of the Curator.  

Requests for weed identification and control should be submitted directly to an appropriate weed scientist using the specialized 'Weed Identification and Control Request' form or the 'Aquatic Weed Identification and Control Request' form.  These forms are available to NCSU affiliated personnel on the NCSU intraweb or may be requested from a County Extension Office.  A list of scientist and their respective program area is found below.  Questions concerning specimen preparation should be addressed to the respective specialist. 

Personnel and their specialty

For any plant id request beside control recommendations or disease diagnoses:
Alexander Krings, Curator of the Herbarium, Box 7612, NCSU Raleigh, NC 27695-7612

 

For pastures, forages, tobacco, and turf grasses:

Fred H. Yelverton, Crop Science Extension Specialist, Box 7620, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7620

 

For cotton, soybeans, and corn:

Alan C. York, Crop Science Extension Specialist, Box 7620, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7620

 

For non-cropland:

Rob Richardson, Crop Science Extension Specialist, Box 7620, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7620

 

For aquatics (use aquatic weed form):

Rob Richardson, Crop Science Extension Specialist, Box 7620, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7620

 

For tree fruits:

Wayne Mitchem, Extension Associate, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 2016 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732

 

For tree fruits, christmas trees, ornamentals, flowers, and landscape:

Joe Neal, Horticultural Extension Specialist, Box 7609, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

 

For vegetables and small fruits:

David W. Monks, Horticultural Extension Specialist, Box 7609, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

 

For small grains:

Randy Weisz, Crop Science Extension Specialist, Box 7620, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7620

 

For forestry:

Rick Hamilton, Extension Forestry Resources, Box 8003, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-8003

 

For peanuts:

David Jordan, Crop Science Extension Specialist, Box 7620, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7620


For plant disease diagnosis:
Please contact the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic