Plant Industry Laboratory

Plant industry laboratory buildingThe Plant Industry Laboratory is part of the Bureau of Plant Industry in the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

We diagnose plant diseases of agricultural crops grown in Wisconsin. Our plant pathologists use state-of-the-art methods to identify the fungi, bacteria, viruses, phytoplasmas and nematodes that affect plant health.

DATCP program specialists submit plant and soil samples from surveys and inspections of field crops, vegetables, annuals, perennials, and trees. Our official testing services support DATCP's pest survey and regulatory programs. The laboratory is not open to the general public.

We conduct special surveys for new and invasive diseases and collaborate with the University of Wisconsin, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Natural Resources, and researchers nationwide.

We publish our results in the Crop Survey Reports on this website and report to agricultural groups and other meetings.


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