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Plant Disease Clinic


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The Plant Disease Clinic is a service lab to Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) offices and provides diagnosis of plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other plant pathogens, as well as diagnosis of abiotic problems and identification of non-weedy plants. The Plant Disease Clinic is a member of the National Plant Diagnostic Network

Both physical and/or digital samples may be submitted through your local VCE office. Your VCE office can provide the Plant Diagnostic Form (Pub. #450-097), which must be completed and included with each sample. A VCE agent of staff member can also provide assistance with proper sample submission. 

Effective October 1, 2021, there is a fee for submitting samples to the Plant Disease Clinic. This fee will ensure the long-term sustainability of our diagnostic services. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we institute this fee. Please refer to the “Submitting Samples” page for detailed information on submitting samples.