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Plant Pathology, Entomology and Microbiology

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Explore options for studying plant diseases, insects, microorganisms, and global diseases.

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Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic

Have a plant disease or pest problem?

The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (PIDC) is here to look at your specimen and provide you with a diagnostic report of plant problems and the identification of insects from the field, garden, and home.

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Insect Zoo

Spread Bug Love - Request a visit!

A traveling outreach program interested in teaching kids (and adults) the importance of arthropods with a hands-on approach. If you are interested in having the Insect Zoo visit, fill out a request form!


Images and information for insects, spiders & their kin

An online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures, BugGuide creates a knowledge base to help the online community. 


North Central IPM Center

Where science, programming, and education unite to protect the Midwest from harmful pests

A science-based approach to integrated pest management (IPM) in order to reduce risks to people, food supply and the environment. By using pest biology, environmental information and all other available technologies, we strive to reduce pest damage to tolerable levels, through the most economical means.