Experts across MU Extension and the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources contribute knowledge and research to the Plant Diagnostic Clinic.

Clinic staff

Peng Tian
Lab director and plant diagnostician

Lili Zhang
Lab manager

Additional contacts

Mandy Bish
Identification and management recommendations for pathogens to field crops and forages

Kevin Bradley
Identification of plants, weeds and herbicide injury as well as weed control recommendations

Juan Cabrera-Garcia
Controlled environment agriculture, hydroponics, and water quality. Research focus is on understanding how microbial communities in hydroponics impact water quality and plant health.

Manjula Nathan
Nutrient, soil analysis and fertility recommendations

David Trinklein
Management recommendations for cultural problems of greenhouse crops

Ivair Valmorbida
Insect pest identification of forages and field crops, IPM, management recommendations

Michele Warmund
Management recommendations for cultural problems of fruit crops