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The 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. Climatic 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.

Our 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 private agencies.

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about our department.


2014 Ag Summary

Spring 2015: Updates in the News section.

Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule
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January 2015 Newsletter
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10/15/2014 - Updated GA Student Handbook and GSA Presentation

Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
302 Life Science Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 
(225) 578-1464

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