Samples accepted in person and digitally.
All samples require appropriate request form.
A full and complete history of the specimens, surrounding plants, and symptoms are needed. For detailed sampling instructions, please select a category on the left-hand side of the screen that best fits your sample type.
Samples submitted digitally:
Send completed submission form and include as an attachment with relevant digital images in an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Ohio State CFAES Wooster Campus
c/o Dr. Francesca Rotondo
234 Selby Hall, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Requires coordination with Dr. Rotondo: (330-263-3721) | email@example.com
ACCEPTED AT THE COLUMBUS CAMPUS TURFGRASS CLINIC
Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Research and Educational Facility
2710 North Star, Columbus, Ohio 43221
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ACCEPTED AT THE SOYBEAN PATHOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY LAB IN COLUMBUS
Attn: Horacio Lopez-Nicora, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
110 Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43210
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GENERAL RULES TO COLLECT AND SUBMIT A SAMPLE
Collect symptomatic plants or part of the plants that are still alive and that are showing symptoms. If possible, include different stage of symptoms.
For entire plants:
- Bag (plastic) the roots and seal at the soil line with a twist tie or a rubber band. Do not cut the root ball off the above-ground plant parts.
- Cover the top plant growth with a second plastic bag.
- For leaf or stem tissue, place the sample in a zip-seal bag as soon as it is collected. Do not use paper bags
- Include a completed Plant Sample Submission form in the package and provide as much as information you have available (plant variety, history of the problem, recent pesticide applications and the number of plants affected)