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Plant Problem Clinic

The Clemson University Plant Problem Clinic is a multi-disciplinary program which provides diagnoses and management recommendations for plant and turf problems, which include diseases, nematodes, weeds, environmental issues, nutritional deficiencies and insect pests of plants.  We also identify insects infesting structures, humans, pets and livestock.  

The Plant Problem Clinic receives samples from the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offices, homeowners, growers, landscapers, turfgrass management professionals and researchers. Our diagnosticians work closely with Clemson University specialists to provide management recommendations.  As a part of Clemson University Regulatory Services, we also help to detect and document new plant diseases and pests in South Carolina.

Samples may be submitted through the County Extension offices or directly to the laboratory. Each location has the supplies needed for submitting samples.  Sample submission forms may be found in the right-hand column of this page.  Our laboratories include the Plant Problem Clinic, Nematode Assay Lab, Commercial Turfgrass Clinic and MPPD Lab.  Our laboratory address is:
Clemson University
511 Westinghouse Road
Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-2133

Laboratory hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(closed during lunch hour, noon - 1:00 p.m.)
FORMS & PUBLICATIONS

Plant Problem

Plant / Weed Identification

Insect Identification

Nematode Assay

Turf Problem                       (homeowners & landscapers)

Commercial Turfgrass Clinic   (golf courses & athletic fields)


Sampling Guidelines

Index of Plant Diseases in SC

PDIS: Plant Diagnostic Information System             (University personnel only)