If you detect a problem with your plant or see unhealthy symptoms, here are some helpful steps to locate an AZPDN expert and get advice to identify the pest or pathogen infecting your plant.
- Identify a problem
- Take a digital photo
- Find an AZPDN Community Liaison or Diganostician through this website
- Submission instructions vary for each lab and can be found on the Diagnosticians webpage, if they are available.
- If possible, include a GPS location or a street address nearest to the infected plant.
Samples submitted online can reduce the turn-around time to a successful diagnosis. Often, our diagnosticians can identify issues with a simple digital photo, taken from a camera or cell phone. If the photo is inconclusive, the diagnostician will ask you to clip a leaf sample and mail it to the laboratory. Once the lab has processed your sample, you will be notified via email or phone with the diagnosis.