Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Schutter Diagnostic Lab is operating at reduced capacity. 

  • At this time, we are not accepting walk-in samples or samples dropped off at the door of the lab.
  • We encourage you to submit your samples digitally and we will ask for a physical sample in the mail if needed. You can email us photos or try our sample submission app.
  • The lab telephone (406-994-5150) will be checked periodically for messages.
  • Refer to updated MSU policies on COVID-19 for more information. 

Do you need help with a plant problem?

Services provided by the Schutter Diagnostic Lab include diagnosis of plant diseases, insect damage, and environmental plant problems, as well as visual assessment of herbicide injury to plants. We also provide identification services for plants, insects, and mushrooms and give management recommendations when needed.


Services and Fees page

 We charge fees for out-of-state samples and select services

Sample Submission page

Instructions and tips for sending samples to Schutter Lab

Digital Diagnosis page

Try our new app to submit digital images for diagnosis

Submission Forms page

Fill out one of these forms to include with your sample


Integrated Pest Management Success Stories

Watch two new videos about the impacts we've had on our community.

Streamline Farms

Streamline Farms is a hydroponic greenhouse with a focus on organic production of beefsteak tomatoes. They utilize IPM tactics to manage pests and disease in this controlled environment.  Watch on Youtube

Museum of the Rockies

Melissa Dawn is the Assistant Registrar of the Museum of the Rockies. She describes the IPM tactics that have been put into place at the museum to protect the cultural history collection.  Watch on Youtube


Diagnostic News

To keep informed about trends and current issues in Montana agriculture and urban environments see the links below. You can also sign up to receive these alerts by text and/or email.


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