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FIRST DETECTOR – Master Gardener Specialist

2017 Master Gardener Specialist candidates can access this folder with the password that they were provided.


This is the old Texas Plant Disease Handbook. It is currently housed at the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology. Our Plant Pathology Extension group is in the process of revamping and updating much of the information. Due to high demands for this resource, this document is posted strictly as a educational resource. Some information may be outdated. If there is uncertainty, please contact your regional AgriLife Extension Plant Pathologist.

Keep Your Eyes Open to Plant Diseases Newsletter

A newsletter produced at the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab by the Diagnostician (S. McBride).

Keep your eyes open Vol.1 No.1

Keep your eyes open Vol.2 No.1

Archive News

This are old news that were posted on the sickplants website for years ago.



American Phytopathological SocietyThe American Phytopathological Society

(APS) is the premier society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research. For more than a century, members of APS have been making and sharing significant breakthroughs, both for the science and society. APS is driven by a distinctive community of scientists, whose energy and commitment ensure the global advancement of this critical science.

Plant Pathology: Past to Present storybook

An APS resource by OPRO (Office of Public Relation and Outreach)- coloring book educating one on the history of plant diseases.  Versions available in English, Spanish & Chinese.

Texas Citrus Greening website (

Information website about the Citrus Greening disease also known as Huanglongbing disease.  This website contain nationwide information as well as guidance information for Texas growers and citrus enthusiasts.

Southeastern US Vegetable Crop Handbook

The Vegetable Crop Handbook provides latest research-based information on vegetable production. Topics include variety selection, fertility requirements and recommendations, pest management (insect, disease and weed control), cultural management options and many more useful stuff. This handbook represents a joint effort among Extension specialists and researchers from 12 land-grant universities who work in the area of vegetable production. These specialists and researchers represent a wide array of disciplines—agricultural engineering, entomology, horticulture (vegetable production), plant pathology, soil science and weed science. This is a link to the website with the latest handbook.  This handbook is updated annually.

 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide

This southeastern tree fruit pest management  guide is a good resource which provide some general guidelines for pest management and cultural practices.  This guide is a collaborative effort of specialists and researchers from southeastern US states (including Texas).  The pest and disease issues varies quite a bit across the country.  Recommendations provided should serve as a guide to develop your own pest/pathogen management plan.  The link takes you to a pdf copy of the latest guide that is hosted at University of Georgia.

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