• 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
Tel: 406-994-7738
Email: pulsediagnostics@montana.edu