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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.

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COVID-19 Update:

 All in-person Plant Clinics have been canceled until further notice.  

Virtual Plant Clinics are now available via Zoom. (see above listings)

Key West: First and Third Monday of every month from 9 am-12 pm (excluding holidays) at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Suite 2-260

Marathon: Third Saturday of every month from 9 am-12 pm (excluding holidays) at the Marathon Home Depot, 4555 Overseas Highway

(NEW!) Islamorada: Fourth Thursday of every month from 9 am-12 pm (excluding holidays) at Island Home Nursery, 88720 Overseas Highway

Key Largo: First and Third Wednesday of every month from 9 am-12 pm (excluding holidays) at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Hwy.

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 mularz-michelle@monroecounty-fl.gov. Please include detailed photographs.

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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 monroe@ifas.ufl.edu. 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.

  1. Michelle Leonard-Mularz

    Environmental Horticulture Agent
    Phone: 305-292-4504

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