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University of Illinois Plant Clinic

Our Services

  • Plant and insect identification,
  • Diagnosis of plant disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only)
  • Nematode assays
  • Help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses.

Some of the techniques used at the Plant Clinic:

  • Microscopic examinations
  • Laboratory culturing
  • Virus assays
  • Nematode assays

The Plant Clinic is managed through the Crop Sciences Department but relies on input from many departments, including both research and extension components. Most of the diagnostic work is done at the Plant Clinic, but specialists are consulted as needed in the areas of botany, entomology, horticulture, mycology, plant pathology, soils, soil fertility, and weed science, among others.

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