Department Resources

Insect ID and Pest Questions 

CWEPPDC Sample submission instructions


The OSU C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (CWEPPDC) specializes in the identification of plant diseases, plant health problems, insects and insect related problems.  


As a public institution, we can not to promote a single company. A reputable company can be found by referring to the Ohio Pest Management Association membership directory. OPMA has a code of conduct for members and is generally comprised of responsible pest management specialists. 


Your local OSU Extension office has Agriculture and Natural Resource Educators able to answer farm, garden, home, and business questions.

Identification technology program

The Identification Technology Program (ITP), part of the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine division, develops digital and molecular technologies to make pest identification easier and more efficient. In addition to fact sheets, identification keys, screening aids, and mobile apps, the toolchest also includes a platform that enables both professionals and amateurs to search, share, and develop identification resources and tools.

ID tools to screen for or identify plant pests and diseases are authored by taxonomic experts and are either taxon-based or commodity-based. They may also include image galleries, glossaries, references, and other customized identification support and background information.


Intra-departmental resources

Purchasing & Travel guidance
entomology Workday Resources
Contacts for Help


Academic Procedures
Curriculum Committee Fact Sheets for Instructors
  • Undergraduate Independent Study
  • Graduate Independent Study
  • Creating a new course
  • Making changes to an existing course
  • Modifying entomology degree programs
  • Scheduling classes and making changes to instructors or rooms
Awards available to Faculty, Staff, and Students
Department of Entomology awards

Graduate Student Awards 

College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences awards

CFAES Awards & Recognition, Faculty & Staff Affairs

OSU awards

The university annually honors faculty and staff whose work in scholarship, service and teaching best represent the standards of excellence held by The Ohio State University 

Entomological Society of America (ESA) Awards

Awards & Honors Information

ESA Awards Eligibility Grid