Due to the COVID, 19 pandemic on-campus offices are currently closed. We have a limited number of volunteers who have agreed to answer questions from home. We appreciate your patience in allowing 7-14 business days for a response. If you are unable to use the online form you may leave a message with your question. Speak slowly and clearly, state your name, town/city, phone number, email address, and question.
The Master Gardener Volunteer Helpline serves Vermont residents by providing science based information about home horticulture issues and integrated pest management (IPM).
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How to Submit Specimens
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Plant Diagnostic Lab is not accepting any home garden insect or plant specimens for the 2020 season. If you would like to have something i.d., please use the Submit Online form located above and include good/clear images of the entire plant/insect, and a close up of the specific damage occuring.
Thank you for your understanding.
Please visit the UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic for assistance.
Not in Vermont?
Due to the large volume of requests, differences in climatic conditions, and variation in state pesticide regulations, we can only assist with issues that occur in Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. Find a National Master Gardener Program near you.
“This work is supported by Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27143/1013802] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”