URBANA, Ill. — Individuals wondering what’s wrong with their corn, soybean or tomato plants can bring plant samples to the University of Illinois Plant Clinic display at the U of I Agronomy Day 2013 on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Specialists from the U of I Plant Clinic will give a free diagnosis of plant problems to visitors while they wait. One sample per person is requested. A support fee is normally charged for all plant samples at the clinic.

The U of I Plant Clinic offers the public unbiased diagnoses of plant problems and access to opinions of specialists in multiple disciplines, said Suzanne Bissonnette, director of the clinic. The clinic represents Illinois in the north central region of the National Plant Diagnostic Network, she said.

“The network’s goal is to provide rapid, accurate diagnoses of exotic pests, select agents and other introduced insects, pathogens and weed threats, and it provides funding to improve the capability of member clinics,” Bissonnette said.

The Plant Clinic booth will be located in the large tent at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center off St. Mary’s Road and South Wright Street Extended. Agronomy Day begins at 7 a.m. with field tours departing from the St. Mary’s Road location every half-hour until noon.

Agronomy Day attracts nearly 1,000 people each year seeking the latest information on technology and techniques to improve food and fuel production.

For more information, visit http://agronomyday.cropsci.illinois.edu or “like” University of Illinois Agronomy Day on Facebook.