Due to COVID-19 Concerns: We are currently unable to analyze physical samples at our office. If you need a sample analyzed or a plant or insect identified, please email our Horticulture Help Desk.

Diagnostics Lab

Our horticulture staff provides horticulture diagnostic services for problems relating to: plants, fruits, vegetables, lawns, shrubs, trees, etc.; as well as, identification of bugs, insects and other garden pests. 

Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Flower Diagnostics Lab Form 
 Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Fruit | Diagnostics Lab Form 
Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Houseplants | Diagnostics Lab Form 
Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Insects | Diagnostics Lab Form 
For lawn samples, please bring at least a 4"x4" square sample that includes the roots. 

Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Lawn | Diagnostics Lab Form 
Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Plant & Weed Identification 
Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Spider | Diagnostics Lab Form 
Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Trees & Shrubs | Diagnostics Lab Form 
Please email our Horticulture Help Desk (gardenhelp@usu.edu) 
  • Pictures of your sample
  • Include your name and contact information
  • Due to the high volume number of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days. 
Vegetables | Diagnostics Lab Form