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Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology

UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center

Contact:  Facebook  |  (352) 392-1795  |  pdc@ifas.ufl.edu
Address: 2570 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32603
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Update:

The UF-IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center in Gainesville, FL can receive industrial hemp samples for diagnosis. Samples must be accompanied by a current FDACS commercial license and a completed sample submission form. Please call the lab with any questions: 352-392-1795.


Lab operations during COVID-19:

The UF Plant Diagnostic Center and Rapid Turfgrass Diagnostic Service are open for receipt of shipped samples but are working with reduced personnel and limited tests, subject to state and university mandated closures. Turnaround may be delayed by few days and some tests are not available at this time. If you require in-depth testing beyond routine diagnostics, please contact the lab at 352-392-1795 and confirm with a diagnostician prior to sending samples. Thank you for using our services, and we wish everyone good health. 

Link to COVID-19 updates and resources here:  http://www.ufl.edu/health-updates/


The UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center is located in Gainesville, FL on the University of Florida's main campus. Our mission is to provide plant diagnostic knowledge and services to solve plant health problems. We accept plant samples from anywhere— you can learn more about pricing and how to submit a sample below, and tour our lab virtually here.  Our lab is part of and accredited by the National Plant Diagnostic Network.

Sample Submission Forms and Information

To better help growers, we accept sample submissions. Learn about pricing and how to submit a sample below. 

Sample Collection Instructions

Submission Forms

International Sample Submission

  • The PDC-GNV accepts and diagnoses samples from outside of the United States. The diagnostic fee is $200 for international general samples and $300 for international turf samples. Those interested in our international service must first email Dr. Carrie Harmon, clharmon@ufl.edu, to obtain forms, permits, and pertinent collection information.

Hemp Sample Submission

  • The UF-IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center in Gainesville, FL can receive industrial hemp samples for diagnosis. Samples must be accompanied by a current FDACS commercial license and a completed sample submission form. Please call the lab with any questions: 352-392-1795.

Hours of Operation

8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday; Closed weekends and UF holidays*

**Our after-hours sample drop-off cooler is always ready for your samples, even when the lab is closed. In-person delivery works best, or you can indicate to a courier that they should leave the package in the cooler. Make sure the package does not require a signature. We do not recommend that you use the US Postal Service; they will not deliver after-hours, on weekends or during UF holidays.

As a University of Florida laboratory, we follow UF’s closure schedule. We also close for the last two weeks of December to close out samples, bookkeeping, and projects.

2020 Holidays (Lab Closure)

Videos

University of Florida Feature - July 2020

Lab Overview - November 2018

UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center - May 2013

Diagnostic Center Personnel

Annual Reports

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