Tom Creswell

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Figure 1. Seedling tray covered in light foam material for shipping.

Thinking of sending samples of your vegetables to the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab for diagnosis or insect ID? Here are some tips to help the samples arrive in the best possible condition for testing. Fill out a sample submission form. Download at: https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/ppdl/Pages/physicalspecimens.aspx If sending more than one kind of plant or problem be sure to label each bag specifically and fill out a separate form. The PPDL is closed on weekend so if you are sending samples make sure you send them early in the week so they are not in transit over a weekend. Express delivery (next day or second day) is preferred for samples that may not hold up well. You are also welcome to deliver samples to us on campus. See our website for location, parking and other information. Information we need to make the most of your sample: Symptoms you are seeing (your main[Read More…]