It's hard to believe that the summer is nearly over, but there's no stopping it. The University of Illinois Plant Clinic is a seasonal operation. We close for the fall/winter on Friday, September 14--still time to send in that nagging plant problem or a sample of a declining plant that has been bothering you. Samples received by September 14 will be completed, but nothing will be started after that date. This is a firm deadline. We will open May 1, 2002, ready to face another exciting year of new challenges.
If you have a plant problem after the closing date, contact your local Extension office. If you are the Extension personnel or otherwise need help from a specialist, the following persons may be available for telephone questions. Do not send samples to these specialists unless the specialist requests them. There is no lab service after September 14.
Problems with Ornamental Plants
Insects: Phil Nixon, 333-6650; Raymond Cloyd, 244-7218
Diseases: Nancy Pataky, 333-2478; Bruce Paulsrud, 244-9646
Trees/shrubs: David Williams, 333-2126
Turf: Tom Voigt, 333-7847
Herbaceous plants: Jim Schmidt, 244-5153
Nematodes: Dale Edwards, 244-2011
Problems with Fruit/Vegetable Plants
Insects: Rick Weinzierl, 333-6651
Diseases: Mohammad Babadoost, 333-1523
Vegetable production: Chuck Voigt, 333-1969
Food crops: Mosbah Kushad, 244-5691
Nematode problems: Dale Edwards, 244-2011
Weed control: John Masiunas, 244-4469