Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab

NOTICE: Sample Submission for November and December, 2021

Between November 18 and December 31, 2021, hand-delivery of samples will not be available to the diagnostic lab unless scheduled with us prior to delivery. We recommend mailing any samples to us during this time, and emailing or calling us to let us know that a sample it on its way (435-797-2435; utahpestlab@gmail.com). Please be sure to visit the USU Holiday Calendar and ensure that your sample will not be delayed in the mail. The UPPDL is not open on university holidays, and we will not receive your package on weekends or holidays.  Have a great holiday season and reach out to us if you have any questions!


Services that we Provide: 

The Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab (UPPDL) is a service of Utah State University Cooperative Extension and the Department of Biology at Utah State University. The UPPDL has entomology and plant pathology specialists and diagnosticians available to diagnose plant pest problems of arthropod (insect, mite, etc.) or disease origin. In addition, we offer general insect and arthropod identification, plant root identification, insect trap processing, and soil arthropod extraction services. Individual services and prices are listed below. Click the icons above to learn how to submit a sample, pay for a service, or view our Utah Pests Fact Sheets. 

Service fees only apply to physical samples submitted to the diagnostic lab. For photo diagnostics or general inquiries (FREE), please fill out this form. We will let you know if a physical sample is needed in the lab for proper identification/diagnosis. 

Prices are per sample. Be sure to check our list of tests we do not run/samples we do not accept!


List of Services and Fees

Tree, Fruit, Vegetable, and Shrub Samples
Basic service Visual/microscope inspection for plant diseases and insects. $10.00
Pathogen culturing Includes a visual inspection.  $15.00
DNA/virus testing Includes pathogen culturing and visual inspection as needed. $30.00
Turfgrass Samples
Basic service Visual/microscope inspection for diseases and arthropods. $10.00
Premium service Visual/microscope inspection PLUS Berlese funnel soil arthropod extraction. $15.00
Insect/Arthropod Samples
   
Basic service Visual/microscope inspection and identification. $10.00
DNA identification Molecular identification to the highest classification possible (usually species level). $30.00
Other Services
   
DNA plant identification Requires roots or leaves. Identifies a plant using molecular analysis (usually species level).  $30.00
Soil insect extraction Extracts soil dwelling arthropods from a soil sample. Price is per gallon zip bag.  $10.00
Insect trap processing Search for a target pest or identify/count a large number of insects.
  • Basic: Search for a target pest. Price is per trap.
  • Premium: Identify all trap catch to the family level and provide counts.
    • $2.00/family identified
    • $0.05/specimen counted
Basic:
$10.00
per trap

Premium:
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Products
   
Pre-paid vouchers
(order through 
submission form)
A voucher is usable on $10.00 worth of lab services. Purchase in bulk for reduced cost:
  • 10-20 @ 10% off
  • 21+ @15% off
$10.00
per
voucher