UConn’s Plant Diagnostic Lab services are available for  professional growers, home pest and plant problems, and the green industry.   

Free services: 

  • Image identification
  • Instagram: @Sick__Plants
    • Send a plant health related question, photo, or video to our plant diagnostician, Abby Beissinger, on Instagram. To use this service, you’ll need to have Instagram downloaded on your mobile device or tablet.
  • Plant Sample Submission App
    • For iPhone and iPad, download here. For Android, download here.
    • Select “UConn” as the university, and submit images and information. Your submission will be sent directly to the UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab.
    • You will receive a response within 1-2 business days.
  • Master Gardeners staff plant clinics at every UConn County Extension Office and the Bartlet Arboretum in Stamford. Contact your local UConn Extension Center for more information.

Fee-based services:

  • The standard fee for all samples submitted to the diagnostic lab is $20.00 per sample. The standard response time is 3-7 business days after the sample has arrived in the lab. Some samples may take longer depending on the pathogen.
  • A few tests require additional fees (i.e. some virus tests).  You will be contacted for approval prior to any tests requiring extra fees.