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