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Welcome to Botany and Plant Pathology

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We focus on fundamental aspects of plant biology; plant health, plant function, plant-microbe and plant-insect interactions, genomics, evolution, and ecology.

We are the primary research and extension unit within OSU addressing diseases of economically important plants in Oregon, and plant diseases of worldwide significance.

Cultivating excellence in plant biology through teaching, research, and outreach


Congratulations to Phil Hamm, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) for being named "Hermiston Man of the Year"......