UMass Extension Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

The UMass Extension Plant Diagnostic Lab provides diagnosis of plant problems for farmers, horticulturists, landscape contractors, turf managers, arborists, nurseries, and others. The Lab is a member of the Northeast Plant Diagnostics Network, which enhances agricultural security through protecting health and productivity of plants in agricultural and natural ecosystems. It provides a cohesive, distributed system to quickly detect and identify pests and pathogens of concern. The Lab is a program of UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

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Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

June 12, 2010


Julie Hestion
Golf Course Superintendents Association of Cape Cod
36 Elisha Maethewson Road
N. Scituate, RI 02857
United States
Jenn Forth-Orman
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Robert Lucci
New England Flower Growers Association
8 Gould Road
Bedford, MA 01760
United States
Rena Sumner
Mass. Nursery & Landscape Asoociation
PO Box 387
Conway, MA 01344
United States
John Howell
NE Vegetable & Berry Growers Association
109 Lee Road
S. Deerfield, MA 01373
United States
Peter Church
Mass. Department of Conservation & Recreation
251 Causeway Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Mass. Association of Lawn Care Professionals
PO Box 222
Stow, MA 01775
United States

Program Director: 

M. Bess Dicklow

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M. Bess Dicklow

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment/UMass Extension

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Scholarly Product Type: 
Technical Manual

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Howell, et al. 2013. 2014-2015 New England Vegetable Management Guide,.UMass Extension
Childs, et al. 2010. Pest Identification Guide for Weeds, Pests, and Diseases of Woody Plants. UMass Extension.
Dicklow, et al. 2009. Best Management Practices for Vegetable Production. Mass. Farm Bureau.