Plant Diagnostic Center
Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology is
recognized nationally and internationally for applied and
basic research on diseases caused by bacteria, fungi,
nematodes and viruses of economically important agronomic
and horticultural crops as well as coastal plants. Climactic
conditions in Louisiana allow cultivation of and research on
semitropical crop species such as rice, sugarcane, cotton,
sweet potatoes, and soybeans. Through our extension
services, we conduct research and assist Louisiana farmers
in the management and control of plant disease.
graduate program presents
students the opportunity to work with Louisiana Agricultural
Experiment Station personnel who conduct investigations in
areas of plant pathology, crop physiology and plant
molecular biology. M.S. and Ph.D. graduates of the
department are prepared for challenging careers in
agricultural research at universities, governmental and
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