About Us

Our Mission
The C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic at The Ohio State University provides diagnostic services and support for plant and pest related problems and incorporates research, education and outreach to citizens, agricultural/green industries, businesses, and government entities while ensuring our nation’s agricultural security through partnership in the National Plant Diagnostic Network.

Who We Are
The C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (CWEPPDC) is a diagnostic laboratory specializing in the identification of plant diseases, plant health issues, and insect related problems.  The Clinic offers a broad spectrum of low cost testing for residential and commercial clients to identify pests and cultural/environmental related plant health issues.  Experienced diagnosticians collaborate with specialists in plant pathology, entomology, and horticulture and crop science.

The CWEPPDC is able to provide diagnostic and support services utilizing the latest in research and education that only a large academic university can provide.  Clients are empowered with diagnostic results and educational materials to be able to understand the problem and to be able to implement appropriate management measures.

The clinic is a founding member of the Ohio Plant Diagnostic Network (OPDN), which is a member of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN).  NPDN is a nationwide consortium of diagnostic laboratories that enhances agricultural security by rapidly detecting and monitoring pests and pathogens.  The OPDN facilitates the uniting of diagnostics, research, and outreach activities from all over Ohio into one organized and effective communication tool for the betterment of Ohio and the nation.