Plant & Pest Form

Please fill out this form for all of your plant and pest diagnostic needs!

Utah State University Salt Lake County Extension may not be able to identify or diagnose plants, plant diseases or insects via description alone. Please attach photographs of both the diseased and healthy plant parts or of the insect, preferably alive.

You may prefer to print this form and bring samples to our office. The Master Gardener help desk is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am – 4 pm, but you may drop off the form and sample(s) anytime during our office hours, which are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

If you prefer to send a plant or pest sample to Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory (UPPDL), visit utahpests.usu.edu/uppdl for more information on submission procedures and costs.

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The overall health of the plant
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The problem developed
Area of plant affected?
Is the abnormality distributed
Are other plants also affected
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What exposure does plant receive?
What is the light exposure?
Is it planted on a
What characteristics does the soil have?
The soil drainage is
Has a soil test been done?
Has the soil been amended?
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How is the irrigation water applied?
What is the irrigation water source?
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Have there been recent environmental extremes?
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List application dates and rates for any pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or fungicides.
Has the same plant/crop been previously grown in the same area?
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Describe the symptoms
TURFGRASS symptoms
TURFGRASS site condition
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TURFGRASS core aeration
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