Front Porch Event: Common Lavender Diseases

Front Porch Event
Common Lavender Diseases

Front Porch Event: Common Lavender Diseases, Diagnostics & the National Lab Network
Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET (please note time is one hour earlier than usual!)
Speaker: Tom Creswell, Director, Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab (PPDL), Purdue University


We’ve all been there… maybe you are there now. You have this one plant, or row of plants, or section of your field that is just not thriving.  You “think” you know what the problem may be - but not sure, is it phytophthora, root rot, mold, or something worse?  Everyone you reach out to gives you their best opinion, but you can’t be 100% sure, and now you can’t sleep worrying about it. 

Help is available! Watch our presentation covering some of the more common lavender diseases but with the focus being:

  • How to collect a good sample to get problems diagnosed,
  • How to document site history to provide essential information to the diagnostic lab, and
  • How to get in touch with a diagnostic lab in your state (the National Plant Diagnostic Network of labs).
Download the Fast Facts for
Common Lavender Diseases


FPE-Tom-CreswellAbout the speaker

Our guest, Tom Creswell, is the Director of the Purdue University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab (PPDL), in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. With 35 years of experience and having authored or co-authored over 40 publications in the area of plant pathology and diagnostics, he has seen almost everything.