Fungal structures of Taphrina
Oak blister on bur oak

Services Offered

A variety of services are offered by the disease diagnostic personnel. These include:
  • Visual Identification including Microscopy
  • Culturing for Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens
  • ELISA Tests for Selected Pathogens
    (call for pathogens and prices)
  • Molecular Diagnostics for Selected Pathogens 
    (call for pathogens and prices)

In order to give an accurate diagnosis, the clinic must receive a sample in good condition with a sufficient amount of plant material. Please read these instructions.

Instructions for submitting samples

Forms for submitting samples

Descriptions of the problem and background information are necessary for a good diagnosis. Print and complete the correct form with as much detail as possible.

General Plant Disease Form

Turf Disease Form

Personnel:

Eva Grimme, PhD, Plant Pathology Diagnostician
Mary Burrows, PhD, Plant Pathology Extension Specialist
Barry Jacobsen, PhD, Plant Pathology Extension Specialist