Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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The Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University mission is to develop new concepts and principles as well as to employ novel technologies within our three disciplines. This mission addresses specific problems at the state, national and international levels as well as the elucidation of new knowledge and understanding of biological systems. Our research stimulates and gives direction to our teaching and extension programs.
The extension mission provides extension agents, growers, commodity groups, urban and suburban residents, business and industrial interests with environmentally sustainable and relevant information for use in plant disease and weed management and provides pest identification and diagnostic services. The teaching mission is to provide counsel, guidance and a balanced offering of courses in fundamental and applied plant pathology, physiology and weed science for undergraduate and graduate student.