Issue 15, August 27, 2010

University of Illinois Plant Clinic Seasonal Closing Notice

It is almost time for the Plant Clinic to close its doors for the season. Wednesday, September 15th, is the last day of operation for this year. Any samples that arrive by September 15th will be processed as usual. This is a firm deadline. There is no one to process samples after that date. We will open the 2011 season on May 1st.

If you have a plant problem after the closing date, contact your local extension office. Extension offices have access to our digital distance diagnosis system (DDDI). If further help is needed from a specialist, extension personnel can help direct you. The following specialists may be available for telephone questions, but do not send samples to these specialists unless that has been determined necessary by the specialist. There is no lab service in 2010 after September 15th.

Ornamental Plants

Insect problems: Phil Nixon, (217)333-6650
Disease problems: Jim Schuster 244-9646
Tree/Shrub problems: David Williams, 333-2126
Herbaceous plant problems: Jim Schmidt, 244-5153
Weed Control (ornamentals): Michelle Wiesbrook, 244-4397

Field Crops

Field crop insect problems: Mike Gray, 333-4424
Field crop diseases: Carl Bradley, 244-7415, Suzanne Bissonnette 333-4424
Vegetable and fruit insect problems: Rick Weinzierl, 333-6651
Vegetable and fruit diseases: Mohammad Babadoost, 333-1523
Vegetable production: Chuck Voigt, 333-1969
Food crops: Mosbah Kushad, 244-5691
Weeds/Chemicals: Aaron Hager, 333-4424
Weed control (vegetable crops): John Masiunas, 244-4469
Nematode problems: Terry Niblack, 244-5940
Crop production and Nutrient stress: Emerson Nafziger or Vince Davis, 333-4424
Crop fertility questions: Fabian Fernandez, 333-4424

--Suzanne Bissonnette

Suzanne Bissonnette

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