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The Healthy Plant Initiative uses non-toxic methods to diagnose and treat an infestation of plants housed in various offices around campus.

This is done by using small slices of potato to attract larvae and yellow sticky cards to capture insects in the plant, which are then studied by students in the Biology department.

Students can visit offices for consultations, and may bring plants back to the greenhouse in Stowell Hall to treat and heal.

The initiative will use organic, non-toxic methods to help the College's indoor plants remain healthy and vibrant. Raymond Bowdish, the instructional specialist in the biology department, oversees the program.

To make a request for assistance from SUNY Potsdam's Healthy Plant Initiative, simply email