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University of Illinois Plant Clinic: Open May 1 - Sept. 15

1401 W. St. Mary's Road, Urbana, IL 61802, 217-333-0519
http://plantclinic.cropsci.uiuc.edu/

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic has served as a clearinghouse for plant problems since 1976. Services include plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses. Microscopic examinations, laboratory culturing, virus assays, and nematode assays are some of the techniques used in the clinic. This multidisciplinary venture is managed through the Crop Sciences Department but relies on input from many departments, including both research and Extension components. Most of the diagnostic work is done at the Plant Clinic, but specialists are consulted as needed in the areas of botany, entomology, horticulture, mycology, plant pathology, soils, soil fertility, and weed science, among others.

To submit a sample to the Plant Clinic, check the website or call your local Extension office to request Sampling Guidelines and a fee schedule.