Alicyn Smart

Associate Extension Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist
17 Godfrey Drive, Orono, ME 04473
Phone: 207.581.3883

Alicyn directs the Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, the Regional Center for the Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), and is the Deputy Executive Director of the National Plant Diagnostic Network. The Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab identifies diseases present on samples submitted and provides a management plan in the form of a diagnostic report to homeowners, farmers, the lawn care industry, and nurseries to Maine residents and beyond. Through this service, Alicyn identifies areas where research in plant pathology is needed. Research is carried out to enhance the success of Maine agricultural industries by reducing losses to plant diseases and minimizing disease management costs by providing early and accurate disease identification.


  • Doctor of Plant Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2015
  • B.S., Landscape Horticulture, Unity College, Unity Maine, 2011

Professional Organizations:

  • American Phytopathological Society
  • National Plant Diagnostic Network

Recent Publications: