Jesse joined the Plant Diagnostic Lab in July 2013. His experience includes working with the Kansas Department of Agriculture as a Plant Health Specialist and for the Kansas State University Plant Disease Clinic. He joined the NDSU Plant Diagnostic Lab in July 2013 as an assistant diagnostician, and his title was changed to diagnostician in 2015. He has served as the Director/Diagnostician since April, 2016. His duties include providing routine diagnostic services for agronomic and horticultural samples, supervising and supporting the seed health testing services, assisting with export services (providing services for obtaining a phytosanitary certificate), leading the Introduction to Plath Pathology Laboratories, instructing the Tree, Nursery, and Turf disease course, and giving extension talks on various topics as requested.
M.S. Plant Pathology, December 2014, Kansas State University
B.S. Horticultural Science, May 2010, Kansas State University
Kelsie Mettler is the plant diagnostic laboratory technician since 2015.