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Before you submit a sample, please be aware of the following:

  • We do not process human or human-related insect identification samples such as scotch tape samples from skin, hair, or other tissue samples. Insect identification samples must be a visible insect or arthropod that can be placed in a collecting jar or vial.

  • A fee will be charged for out of state samples.                  

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Plant Disease 

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Contact
Eva Grimme, PH.D.
Plant Pathology Diagnostician
P: (406) 994-5150
E: eva.grimme@montana.edu

Insects 

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Contact
Laurie Kerzicnik, PH.D.
Associate Extension Specialist
P: (406) 994-5704
E: lauren.kerzicnik@montana.edu

Plant ID

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Contact
Noelle Orloff
Plant Identification Diagnostician
P: (406) 994-6297
E: noelleorloff@montana.edu

Additional Forms

Turf Disease

Mushroom ID

Aquatic Plant ID

Extension Agents - Submit sample via PDIS

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!

MSU Ag Alerts

MSU Urban IPM Alerts

Safeguard Montana agriculture, landscapes and public spaces from plant pests by providing identification services, management advice, and education.

Minimize pesticide use by accurately identifying plant pests and providing science-based options for management.

Detect new and invasive pests that pose a risk to Montana and to the U.S. so they do not become significant limitations to agricultural production and international trade.

The Schutter Lab is seeking ways of making funding more stable so we can continue offering our services to the state of Montana. Please consider donating to this fund by clicking here.