Check out the video below from the American Phytopathological Society
to learn more about Plant Pathology!

Academic Programs

The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology (PLPM) offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to rewarding careers in plant pathology, microbiology, and environmental science. Graduate students may specialize in such areas as:

  • plant microbiology
  • genomics
  • disease management
  • microbial ecology
  • molecular plant-microbe interactions


The department is a source for excellent research on plant disease processes, pathogenic and beneficial plant-microbe interactions, and plant health management. As a leader among Texas A&M University and the public at large, the department expertise includes the areas of plant health management, plant-microbe interactions, and the environmental sciences.


The Plant Pathology & Microbiology department has several faculty within Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension. As part of the departmental Extension program, PLPM is also home of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which provides services such as providing plant disease diagnostic service to:

  • AgriLife Extension personnel
  • Homeowners
  • Farmers
  • Greenhouse and nursery producers
  • Landscape contractors
  • Interiorscapers
  • Arborists
  • Consultants
  • Any group or individual needing accurate identification of plant disease problems

The TPDDL strives to provide the most accurate and rapid plant disease diagnosis together with recommendations for effective plant disease management.

Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Click here to contact and learn more about TPDDL

How To Find Us

We are located in the Plant Pathology and Microbiology Building on West Campus, TAMU. Located between Horticulture/Forest Science Building and Rosenthal Meat Science Center.

For information on parking visit this site.



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