Plant Disease Central
Mission: To be the plant disease information and management resource for the state of Nebraska.
Plant Disease Central (PDC) was developed by the Extension Plant Pathology Team in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for extension educators, home owners, urban landscape managers, agricultural consultants, crop producers and other agricultural professionals in Nebraska. This site will be updated and expanded as information becomes available, as additional and better images are acquired, and as resources allow.
The resources found on PDC were assembled to help users diagnose and manage plant diseases in Nebraska. The most critical issue for profitable management of plant diseases is obtaining a correct diagnosis. In any given year, the question is not whether or not diseases will occur in Nebraska but rather which diseases will occur and at what incidence and severity. Diagnosis of plant diseases can be difficult in the early stages of disease development. Users will find links to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic, and the Panhandle Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab on this page for confirmation and assistance with diagnosis. For many diseases, symptoms become diagnostic and a reasonable level of confidence can be placed in diagnoses based on symptoms.
Approval for use of any materials on this Web site should be obtained from the primary author on the page the information appears.