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The WSU Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic Reopening

Posted by Blythe Howell | April 12, 2022

The Pullman-based Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic has reopened!

In June Cassandra Bates joined the WSU Plant Pathology Department as the diagnostician and manager of the Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic. Cassandra received her Master of Science in Entomology/Nematology at Michigan State University in 2006. Upon graduating she went on to be the education coordinator for the North Central Plant Diagnostic Network, then onto managing various research programs from Potato Cyst Nematode in Idaho to tickborne pathogens in cattle.

Pythium and Rhizoctonia.


The Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic will be offering plant pest diagnostics including visual and microscopic identification, pathogen culturing, and immunological and molecular testing.

If you are looking for a specific testing service, the Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic is looking to add services that will best benefit Washington Agriculture. For more information please visit the WSU Plant Pest Diagnostics website, contact the clinic by email, phone (509)335-3292, or stop by the diagnostic clinic at Clark Hall 228.

Cassandra Bates.

For questions or comments, contact Cassandra Bates via email at

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