The University of Illinois Plant Clinic is a seasonal operation. The budget allows staff to be hired from May 1 through September 15 to handle the bulk of plant problems. Friday, September 13, was the final day for the 2002 clinic season. We will open again on May 1, 2003.
If you have a plant problem after the closing date, contact your local Extension office. 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 them unless the specialist asks you to. There is no lab service after September 13.
Insect problems: Phil Nixon, (217)333-6650; Raymond Cloyd, (217)244-7218
Disease problems: Nancy Pataky, (217)333-2478; Bruce Paulsrud, (217)244-9646
Tree/shrub problems: David Williams, (217)333-2126
Turf problems: Tom Voigt, (217)333-7847
Herbaceous plant problems: Jim Schmidt, (217)244-5153
Vegetable production: Chuck Voigt, (217)333-1969
Food crops: Mosbah Kushad, (217)244-5691
Weeds/chemicals: Michelle Wiesbrook, (217)244-4397: John Masiunas, (217)244-4469