Who We Are
Our goal is to increase pulse crop productivity by reducing pathogen-related decline in crop yield through rigorous testing of seed lots for economically important pathogens.
We are the only laboratory exclusively dedicated to pulse crop pathogen diagnostics. Pulse crops consist of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.), and field pea (Pisum sativum L.).
We are a regional diagnostic laboratory providing services for all pulse-growing states including Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, and Washington.
We are supported by Farm Bill APHIS 10201 funding, the Montana Department of Agriculture, MSU College of Agriculture, and the Dept. of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana State University, Bozeman.
We collaborate with the Montana State Seed Testing Laboratory to offer general seed tests and tests for pathogens of pulse crops
The Pulse Crop Diagnostic Laboratory is currently managed by:
Erin Gunnink-Troth, Lab Manager
Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717