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DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

 

578 Wilson Rd., Room. 107
East Lansing, MI 48824-6469

Phone:  (517) 355-4536
Fax:  (517)  432-0899
pestid@msu.edu

 

We assist a wide variety of people experiencing problems with plants and pests. There are many things that cause plant problems. Our laboratory specializes in diagnosing problems caused by arthropods (insects, mites, ticks, etc.), pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses), nematodes, and abiotic factors.

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT MEDICAL MARIJUANA SAMPLES DUE TO MSU COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL POLICY

Here are some of the samples we accept for diagnosis:

Note:  If a pest or pathogen of regulatory concern is detected in a sample we are obligated to notify the proper regulatory officials (ex. MDARD, USDA).

Samples may be submitted to the lab by mail or dropped off at our facility.  We will analyze the sample for a nominal fee and provide a diagnosis or identification of the problem as well as recommendations for control.

Services Not Offered:

  • Soil and plant nutrient analysis
  • Mushroom identification
  • Identification of household mold
  • Pesticide residue / Mycotoxin testing
  • Examination of bites or skin irritations on humans and animals
  • Medical marijuana samples are not accepted due to MSU compliance with federal policy

 

Michigan State University Diagnostic Services is supported by funding from the following:
Project Greeen
Michigan State University Extension
National Plant Diagnostic Network