For strawberry samples submitted to the clinic for diagnosis it is strongly recommended to send an entire plant or plants for the most accurate diagnosis.

 A whole plant sample will allow for the most thorough assessment and evaluation. 

  1. Dig a declining, but not completely dead, plant(s) so that the fine feeder roots are included in the sample. Some of the clinging soil can be gently shaken from the roots. 
  2. Place the root system in a bag and tie it off at the base of the plant or wrap the root system in foil or plastic wrap to that the soil does not contaminate the leaves.
  3. Package the sample in a sturdy box with a completed General Form.
  4. Ship or deliver the sample early in the week (Monday-Wednesday) to avoid weekend layovers in transit.