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May 1 Plant Clinic Reopening

April 4, 2006
The University of Illinois Plant Clinic will open for the 2006 season on May 1. The doors are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a very large drop box for depositing samples in the evening or on weekends. Specimen data forms are available in the drop box. For details about the clinic services, sample submission, and fees, or for maps to the Plant Clinic, visit our Web site at http://plantclinic.cropsci.uiuc.edu/.

Several new ELISA tests (enzyme linked immunosorbant assays) will be available in 2006. Details will appear in future newsletter issues. If you have questions about our testing service, please call the Plant Clinic at (217)333-0519. If you call before May 1, your call will be redirected to Turner Hall.

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic is a member laboratory of the north central region of the National Plant Diagnostic Network and reports findings into the national database. Information about this network is available on the Web at http://www.ncpdn.org. Information about new pathogens, insects, and weed pests is disseminated through the NPDN. Two current disease concerns in Illinois include soybean rust and ramorum blight. Instructions for submitting suspect samples can be found on the Plant Clinic home page. Watch this site for updates on other pest problems as the season progresses.

Author: Nancy Pataky


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