Agricultural Plant Pathology Monitoring and Education Program Home

Protecting and enhancing the agricultural economy of West Virginia through plant disease surveys and education.
 Disease Surveys
The WVDA Agricultural Plant Pathology Program monitors for high-risk plant diseases that threaten interstate and international trade relationships and have the potential to cause significant crop damage if introduced to West Virginia. Early detection is key to reducing the negative impacts of exotic plant pathogens. Monitoring levels of established and emerging plant pathogens is also a crucial part of the program.
Education and Outreach
The WVDA Agricultural Plant Pathology Program also provides science-based knowledge for managing plant diseases to growers and citizens of West Virginia through workshops, publications and online resources.
Featured WVDA Plant Pathology Articles
(Market Bulletin, April  2009)
Plum pox virus of stone fruit (Market Bulletin feature for March, 2009)

Plant parasitic-cyst nematodes (Market Bulletin feature for January, 2009)


Wild, wonderful mistletoe! (Market Bulletin feature for December, 2008)


Soybean rust updates (Market Bulletin feature for July, 2008) Updated Oct. 2008


Featured External Resource Links


Organic Insect and Disease Management (NEW!)


The Orchard Monitor (WVU Extension)


2009 Pest Management Guides

West Virginia Agriculture News and Snapshots


West Virginia Commodity Map by County 


West Virginia Ranking of Market Value of Ag Products Sold

Number of Family Farms Continues to Grow in West Virginia (March, 2009)

History of West Virginia's Commercial Fruit Industry  


Contact Us

Norman L. Dart
Agricultural Plant Pathologist
Plant Industries Division
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25305-0191
Phone: 304-558-2212 x 3720