About Us

We are the sole academic unit dedicated to plant health and plant-microbe interactions in Ohio's higher education system.

There are 14 faculty plus adjunct and courtesy faculty, staff and students located on both the Columbus campus and at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster (90 miles, or 145 km northeast of Columbus),

Department highlights

  • Undergraduate Programs for students interested in plant health careers (BS Plant Health Management), research and graduate study (BS Plant Pathology), and specialized training (Plant Pathology Minor).  > Read more
  • Courses for graduate, undergraduate and non-major students that range from principles of plant pathology and plant-microbe interactions to plant pathology's importance in food security and environmental quality. > View Course List
  • Extension and Outreach and Engagement programs that support the needs of clients and stakeholders - OSU Extension Educators, agricultural and green industry professionals, and Ohio’s citizens.
    > Plant Pathology Extension and Outreach
  • Plant Disease Diagnostics expertise and faciltiies to enhance the nation’s ability to detect, respond and recover from a high consequence disease or pest outbreak.  > ppdc.osu.edu
  • International Development programs encompass research, teaching, and outreach with partners around the world.> International activities
  • Public Service activities that support the mission of the department, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and The Ohio State University.