The Plant Diagnostic Clinic offers plant disease diagnosis, agricultural insect identification, plant identification, and provides recommendations for the client. We are the Colorado state lab in the National Plant Diagnostic Network. If you’re having any problems with your plants, let us help!
Business hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 to 4:30
Once your sample is submitted, expect a 2 week turn around for results.
The Plant Doctors at CSU’s Plant Diagnostics Clinic are happy to answer any questions you may have so please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Clinic Director: Ana Cristina Fulladolsa, PhD
Disease of the Month
Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) in corn
Caused by the pathogen Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum
First identified in Colorado in 2014
Symptoms include irregular necrotic lesions surrounded by a yellow halo
The bacteria often oozes from the lesions and is spread by rain and hail
This pathogen survives in corn residue so control of crop debris and rotation are important management strategies for BLS