Located at the Lewis-Brown Horticulture Research Farm, the OSU Turfgrass Disease Diagnostic Laboratory provides quick and accurate diagnostic information and management recommendations for turfgrass problems. Our lab supports golf courses, commercial turfgrass managers, and homeowners.
Pull the samples right before you are ready to ship them.
Submit fresh samples & mail early in the week! If a sample must wait before shipping, store in the fridge.
Ruying (Wrennie) Wang, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Scholar:
Dr. Wang joined the OSU Turfgrass Research team n 2019. Prior to hire at OSU Ruying Wang completed an undergraduate degree in Crop and Soil Science at Michigan State University, and a M.S. and Ph.D in Plant Biology at the State University of Rutgers. During undergraduate degree studies at MSU Ruying worked under the direction of Dr. Joseph Vargas. While at Rutgers Ruying worked with Dr. Murphy and Dr. Clarke on annual bluegrass disease management and endophyte and turfgrass interaction. Current research interests and involvement include endophyte mediated disease and stress resistance, and enhancement of carbon sequestration in turfgrass management.
Emily Braithwaite, Faculty Research Assistant:
Emily is a Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2016 with a degree in Turfgrass Management. During her time at Rutgers, she assisted with anthracnose and dollar spot work, as well as fungicide efficacy trials. In 2017, she moved to Oregon and joined the turfgrass group at OSU. She now works on anthracnose and Microdochium patch, as well as IPM for Oregon schools, and other turfgrass management trials. Emily also manages the @osubeaverturf Twitter account.
|Turfgrass Samples (invoiced by OSU)|
|$100||Disease diagnosis and consultation via email or phone call|
Disease diagnosis with full report (includes cultural and chemical management recommendations)