eSource: Natalie Goldberg

Personal Biography

Dr. Natalie Goldberg is a Professor and the Extension Plant Pathologist at NMSU. She also serves as the Department Head for the Extension Plant Sciences Department. She started her career at NMSU in 1993 after serving as a post-doctoral research associate at Oregon State University and the University of Arizona. She received her B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly Pomona in 1983 and her M.S and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Arizona in 1987 and 1990. Dr. Goldberg’s primary responsibilities include statewide educational programming in areas related to plant health management and crop biosecurity, and operating the Plant Diagnostic Clinic. Dr Goldberg also identifies new plant diseases in New Mexico, conducts applied research projects, writes educational publications, and provides information on disease outbreaks in New Mexico to the public and to regional and national pest information databases.


BS, ornamental horticulture, Cal Poly, Pomona, 1983
MS, plant pathology, University of Arizona, 1987
PhD, plant pathology, University of Arizona, 1990


Department Head, Extension Plant Sciences, 2007
Professor, Extension Plant Pathologist, 2004
Associate Professor, Extension Plant Pathologist, 2000
Assistant Professor, Extension Plant Pathologist, 1993
Post-doctoral research associate, University of Arizona
Post-doctoral research associate, Oregon State University
Post-doctoral research specialist, University of Arizona


Outstanding First Detector Educator, NPDN, 2009
Distinguished Extension Award, ACES, 2003
First Place, Student Paper Competition, APS-PD, 1990

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soilborne plant diseases

Expertise Categories

Gardening and Landscaping, Soil Edit

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Getting the Most out of Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Professional Development training, March 17, 2011