The UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center

Hours of operation: 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday; closed weekends and UF holidays**

Keep in touch when we are closed: PDC@IFAS.UFL.EDU or Facebook. Text EMERGENCY diagnostic, building, or biosecurity issues to the lab director at 352-871-5156.

**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.

2019 Holidays (lab closures)

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday – Monday, January 21
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27
  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4th
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 2
  • UF Homecoming – Fri, October 11
  • Veterans Day – Monday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving – Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29
  • Winter break – Wednesday, December 18 through Tuesday, January 1

Thank you for using our service!