About Our Lab

Our program addresses disease issues on vegetables and herbaceous ornamentals by providing recommendations for disease prevention or suppression, providing information to stakeholders on plant diseases and their management, and supplementing that information with a research program aimed at improving tools for managing disease. Much of our program involves evaluating the efficacy of new or existing fungicides for tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, and cucurbits. We also work to identify any new or emerging diseases, and to evaluate management techniques. Our team collaborates regularly with scientists from NCSU, other Universities, and state and federal departments of agriculture. In addition to serving growers, we work with County Extension Agents, Area Specialized Agents, Industry Representatives, and the public to address vegetable and herbaceous ornamental disease issues in the region.

We serve the vegetable growers in western North Carolina, but our program is applicable to the entire state and surrounding states.

We are located at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, NC.

Left to right: Ella Reeves, Cecelia Stokes, Inga Meadows
Left to right: Ella Reeves, Cecelia Stokes, Inga Meadows
Spraying research trials
Spraying research trials
Planning on-farm research trial
Planning on-farm research trial