Plant Diagnostic Clinics
UF/IFAS, Monroe County Extension Service offers free plant clinics. Master Gardener Volunteers will be onsite at regional plant clinics to help assist with plant identification, disease diagnosis, insect identifications/problems, and other services related to diagnosing gardening and/or landscape problems.
COVID-19 UPDATE: All in-person Plant Clinics have been cancelled through the month of August.
Tuesday: Every Tuesday of the month Advanced Registration Required contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305)292-4501
Saturday: Every 3rd Saturday Via Zoom Advanced Registration Required contact: email@example.com or call (305)292-4501
What to Bring with You:
Photo: clear photos of the issues you are having will help master gardeners with diagnosis. Make sure photos are if focus and take one of the whole plant and some close-ups of the problem(s).
Plant Sample: Samples should include healthy material and material showing issue(s) to be identified. Bring material in a plastic bag and, if possible, collect on the same day as the plant clinic, otherwise keep sample refrigerated.
Insect Sample: Samples should be placed in a jar or other suitable container. Collect more than one specimen if possible. Insects may be dead or alive.
Not able to attend a plant clinic? No problem, you can email our Environmental Horticulture Agent, Michelle Leonard-Mularz, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include detailed photographs.
Need to Take a Pesticide Exam?
Please see our quick guide on How to Obtain a Voucher for Pesticide Exam from FDACS!
Please schedule your exam with our office at (305) 292-4501 or at email@example.com. We will request your voucher number when show up for the exam.
To get your exam results, please go to this DACS website: http://aessearch.freshfromflorida.com/ Please keep in mind, results are usually posted 2-weeks after an exam is submitted.