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Missouri Environment & Garden


Josephine Mgbechi-Ezeri
University of Missouri
Plant Science & Technology
(573) 882-3019

Reopening of the Plant Diagnostic Clinic January 2018

Josephine Mgbechi-Ezeri
University of Missouri
(573) 882-3019

Published: February 19, 2018

Hurray! The Plant Diagnostic Clinic is back again. The clinic was established to provide answers to plant health problems faced by the citizens of Missouri. The mission of the clinic is to provide accurate, timely answers and management recommendation that reflects research-based results and an integrated pest management (IPM) philosophy. Besides answering plant disease problems, the clinic also handles samples submitted for identification of weeds, mushroom, insects or arachnids. Starting January 8th, Josephine Mgbechi-Ezeri will serve as the new clinic Director. Josephine's role is to coordinate the daily operations of the laboratory, provide diagnostic services to clients and disease management training to the agricultural stakeholders in Missouri. When necessary, the clinic can utilize the expertise of University of Missouri State Extension Specialists and faculty in the Division of Plant Sciences who specialize in Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture or Plant Pathology to ensure accurate and effective diagnosis and reporting. We welcome samples from government agencies, growers, industries and homeowners throughout the state.

Please visit the Plant Diagnostic Clinic website for:

  • Information on how to collect and ship a sample
  • Submission forms (types of samples accepted)
  • Plant Disease Identification
  • Turfgrass Disease Identification
  • Insect / Arachnid Identification
  • Plant / Weed Identification (to include mushrooms)
  • Clinic hours for dropping off a sample
  • Fees associated with services

Contact information:
University of Missouri–Plant Diagnostic Clinic
28 Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-3019
Email: plantclinic@missouri.edu
Web: http://plantclinic.missouri.edu/

new Plant Diagnostic Clinic Director Josephine Mgbechi-Ezeri

Welcome the new Plant Diagnostic Clinic Director, Josephine Mgbechi-Ezeri

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REVISED: February 21, 2017