Extension Programs

Extension Faculty Roles:

Some faculty members in the Plant Pathology and Microbiology department have joint appointments with AgriLife Extension services, with the role to:

  • Address the educational plant health needs in Texas of crop agriculture, green industry, homeowners, and other clientele with plant health issues.
  • Provide timely, accurate, state-of-the-art plant disease diagnostic capabilities to Texas clientele and participate effectively in  the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN): Regionally in the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network (SPDN) .
  • Support Texas county Extension agents through county-based Extension programs where plant pathology resources are requested.
  • Contribute to the applied, filed research responsibilities of Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

How can they help you?


Extension Opportunities for students (internships)

TDA-BESC Summer Undergraduate Professional Experience and Research program
More information at https://agrilife.org/plantclinic/besc-super/

Ong2 Associate Department Head for Extension

Dr. Kevin Ong

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