MU Diagnostic Services

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Plant Diagnostic Clinic

This clinic identifies the cause of plant diseases, as well as disorders caused by insects, herbicides, nutrient imbalances and many other factors. Sample submission to the clinic is often the first step toward identifying the cause of a plant health problem. The clinic also serves as the central clearinghouse for insect identification and plant/weed identification. The clinic works closely with PSU Extension faculty to provide accurate and timely diagnosis and identification and to provide management recommendations. Management recommendations developed by PSU Extension faculty reflect research-based results and an integrated pest management philosophy. For additional information, visit the clinic's web site at http://soilplantlab.missouri.edu/plant/

There are fees for some diagnostic tests.


Plant Nematology Laboratory

This laboratory examines soil and plant samples both qualitatively and quantitatively for the presence of plant parasitic nematodes. Recommendations are provided for management strategies to reduce the effect of the nematodes on plant growth and yield. Visit the Plant Nematology Lab's web site for additional information at http://soilplantlab.missouri.edu/nematode/

This is a fee based testing laboratory.


Diagnostic Food Microbiology Laboratory

This facility provides services to microbiologically and chemically analyze food, feed and water samples in accordance with official standard methods. We will also work individually with clients who have more specific needs such as bacterial serotyping or toxin identification.

This is a fee based testing laboratory.


Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory

This laboratory analyzes soil for nutrient content, fertility status and provides recommendations for environmentally safe, balanced fertilizer and lime applications. The laboratory also analyzes potting mixes for nursery growers. Plant tissue analysis can be requested for field crops and ornamentals. Compost analysis, and water testing for irrigation, poultry and livestock suitability are also provided upon request. Visit the Soil and Plant Testing Lab's web site for additional information at http://soilplantlab.missouri.edu/soil/

This is a fee based testing laboratory.


Experiment Station Chemical Laboratories

This facility provides a range of analytical services from official methods of analysis of foods, feeds, plants, drinking water, limestone, pesticide/herbicide screening, and solid and liquid fertilizers. Visit the Experiment Station Chemical Lab's web site for additional information at http://www.aescl.missouri.edu/

This is a fee based testing laboratory.


Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

This facility supports the plant sciences as a testing facility to determine the qualitative and quantitative amounts or potential mycotoxins in food products for either animals or humans. Visit the Toxicology Lab's web site for additional information at http://www.cvm.missouri.edu/vmdl

This is a fee based testing laboratory.


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