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Plant Disease Clinic


Cedar-apple rust

5/3/21 Update: The Plant Clinic has lifted its previous COVID restrictions on submitting samples. Please refer to the "Submitting Samples" tab for more details.

The Plant Disease Clinic provides plant disease diagnostic services to Virginia Cooperative Extension agents. Plant samples with problems caused by pathogens, including fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes, in addition to plant samples with environmental or other abiotic problems may be submitted to the Plant Disease Clinic. Diagnosis is provided for any type of plant. Other services provided by the Plant Disease Clinic include mushroom identification and identification of non-weedy plants.

The Plant Disease Clinic is a member of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) within the region of the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network. The mission of the NPDN is to enhance national agricultural security by quickly detecting introduced pests and pathogens.


Plant Disease Clinic
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Virginia Tech
106 Price Hall, 170 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0331

Phone: (540) 231-6758

Boxwood Blight Task Force

Boxwood Blight

The Virginia Boxwood Blight Task Force was established to provide leadership in safeguarding and protecting the ornamental horticulture industry, historical gardens and landscape plantings from boxwood blight. For more information, click here.