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Texas A & M

University

Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab building

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The Center at Texas A & M University, College Station, TX has the largest public rose breeding program in North America and an extensive rose germplasm collection with species, Basye and Ralph Moore roses including those with high disease resistance, heat tolerance, and unique horticultural traits and plant growth habits. This center also conducts outreach programs especially aimed at rose rosette virus and diagnostics and is affiliated with the Earth-Kind® testing program, developed to identify and promote rose cultivars well adapted to the southern and northern climates.

 

TAMU is also home to the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory which provides accurate and timely plant disease diagnostic support to AgriLife Extension & Research personnel, Texas Department of Agriculture, the agriculture/green industry, and the people of Texas to protect and secure our plant resources and to promote economic competitiveness.