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Contacts / Specialists

The following individuals at the University Park Campus of the Pennsylvania State University provide extension education programming or diagnostic support on woody ornamental plants in Pennsylvania.

 

Horticulture

Dr. Ricky Bates
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Horticulture
303 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-2198

Dr. Bates is an Ornamental Horticulture Extension Specialist whose responsibilities include the development of educational programs for woody ornamental producers and county extension personnel throughout the state. He states that the green industry represents the fastest growing segment of agriculture in Pennsylvania. Growers depend on relevant production and business management resources to remain competitive.

Dr. James Sellmer
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Horticulture
314 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2250

Dr. Sellmer is an Ornamental Horticulture Extension Specialist whose duties include developing educational programs, problem-solving tools, and informational resources. His research and educational efforts are directed toward county extension staff, nursery stock producers, landscape contractors and managers, and garden center personnel and operators throughout Pennsylvania.

Plant Pathology

Sara May
Plant Disease Clinic
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Plant Pathology
220 Buckhout Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2204

Sara May provides diagnostic expertise on samples submitted to the Plant Disease Clinic that are to be examined for the presence of plant pathogens.

In Pennsylvania please contact the ornamental horticulture extension educator in your local county's County Extension Office.