Plant Diagnostic Clinic

The UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic aids Vermont greenhouses, farms and orchards by assisting in the identification and management of diseases, pests and weeds. Management options are based on integrated pest management principles (IPM).

Clinic Services

Many HOMEOWNER garden problems can be quickly solved at no cost by speaking with an Extension Master Gardener at 1-800-639-2230.

If you are a COMMERCIAL grower in Vermont,  please follow the following steps:

  1. Contact the PDC: (802) 656-0493 or Ann.Hazelrigg@uvm.edu. Photos can be emailed, but may need to be sent one at a time if large.
  2. Supply a sample of the problem plant or insect including a completed Plant Diagnostic Clinic Specimen Form (pdf).
  3. Special instructions for collecting, preparing, and mailing specimens should be followed closely in order to make accurate identification. Be sure to include an address, phone number and email address.
  4. Enclose a $15.00 check for diagnosis made out to UVM.
  5. The PDC will contact you with results and may make recommendations for management of the problem.

Contact Us

UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic

201 Jeffords Building
63 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(802) 656-0493; Ann.Hazelrigg@uvm.edu

Parking

There is Pay-by-Space parking located to the left of  Jeffords Hall. The clinic is located on the 2nd floor on the south side of the building. If no one is in the office please leave sample and submission form in the box next to lab door.

Clinic Staff

Ann HazelriggAnn Hazelrigg, Director, Plant Diagnostic Clinic

(802) 656-0493; Ann.Hazelrigg@uvm.edu

Ann Hazelrigg is the Director for the Plant Diagnostic Clinic at the University of Vermont. Other responsibilities include the VT IPM Program, the VT Pesticide Education and Safety Program and the UVM Extension Master Gardener Program. Ann also has research programs addressing disease issues important in Vermont and New England crops. Ann received her undergraduate Horticulture degree from Colorado State University, a Master’s Degree in Pomology and Plant Pathology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Science at University of Vermont.

 

Gabriella MaiaGabriella Maia

Gabriella.Maia@uvm.edu

Gabriella Maia has a Masters Degree from University of Florida in Plant Pathology. She assists with disease diagnostics and uploading disease and insect sample information to the National Plant Diagnostics Network (NPDN) database. She also provides assistance on current research projects.

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This site is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2104-70006-22577. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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