Samples of fruit plants can be submitted to the C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic.  Fruit includes apples, pears, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, strawberries, blueberries and other similar plants.  Fruit can be grown in the home or backyard garden as well as by commercial growers.

  • Samples should be fresh.

  • Samples should represent the early to middle stages of the development of the problem.  A completely dead and decaying sample cannot be reliably diagnosed.

  • Samples should be carefully packaged and shipped early in the week to avoid weekend layovers during which the sample will deteriorate.

  • Be sure to include sample documentation and background information.  The specimen form can be downloaded from: General Form

  • Pictures of the problem in the field are always helpful.