C. Beaty Hanna Horticulture and Environmental Center Plant Diagnostic Lab


Location

C. Beaty Hanna Horticulture and Environmental Center 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223

Directors

James Jacobi

Description

The function of the C. Beaty Hanna Horticulture and Environmental Center Plant Diagnostic Lab is to identify disease causing pathogens of plants and recommend appropriate treatments for their control. The ultimate goal of the diagnostic lab is to reduce the misuse and the overuse of pesticides in our landscape settings. Accurate disease diagnosis is the first step in reaching this goal. Diagnostic techniques include visual as well as microscopic examination, culture isolation, serology, bioassays, and other biotic tests.