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Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Plant Pathology and Microbiology / Extension

Extension

The extension and outreach activities of personnel in the Department deliver science-based information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

Faculty and Staff - Several faculty and staff provide expertise in identification and management of plant diseases. Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic - The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic aids Iowans in diagnosing plant diseases and insects.
 
Programs - Obtain information through many plant pathology programs and online services. Bulletins - Browse our list of plant pathology publications.
 
Online Resources - Search through our on-line resources. Newsletters - View Iowa State University Extension newsletters.

 

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Department Highlights

Gleason Laboratory

Exploring the sooty blotch and flyspeck complex on apples

"Sooty blotch and flyspeck (SBFS) is a fungal complex that colonizes the waxy cuticle of apple fruit. The blemishes caused by SBFS prevent apples from being sold as fresh fruit, causing financial losses for growers. The conventional strategy against SBFS is non-stop chemical warfare: 3 to 8 fungicide sprays from late spring through harvest." Read More