Student Diane Silcox examines turfgrass insects.

Keeping Plants Healthy

We work to diminish the damage done by insect pests and plant diseases — and to take good care of our environment.

Controlling, Curing, Cultivating

Insects and microbes can take a bite out of farmers’ yields and threaten urban environments, yet they also bring surprising benefits. We apply cutting-edge science to harness the good while minimizing the bad.

Our undergraduate and graduate students get the hands-on entomology and plant pathology preparation they need for challenging careers in industry, government or academia.

Farmers and consumers alike benefit from our research and extension programs that solve real-world problems related to plant diseases and insects.

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