Services and Fees


The Purdue University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory works for you to identify many types of plant problems and related issues. We work with both physical samples and digital images. We accept both commercial samples of all types and homeowner samples. This service is available to anyone in the continental United States. However, if you reside outside of Indiana we suggest you contact your local |Extension Service office or a diagnostic lab in your region for assistance.

Follow this link for University Related Plant Disease and Soil Testing Services located in the United States.


Services

Identification and control recommendations for:

  • Plant diseases
  • Insects
  • Mites
  • Spiders
  • Identification of unknown plants, including weeds
  • Nutritional problems*
  • Other non-infectious problems
  • Vertebrate pests

* The PPDL does not provide soil or tissue testing. You may wish to refer to this abbreviated list of certified soil and plant analysis testing labs (pdf file) for these services. Michigan State University runs a Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory. You may access submission and testing fee information at the following website:www.spnl.msu.edu/

Questions pertaining to Nematode identification should be addressed to the Nematology Laboratory


Fees

Per Sample Handling Fee: Includes routine isolations, microscope exam and diagnosis of physical samples and/or digital images:

From within Indiana: $11.00

Outside of Indiana: $22.00

·      Additional fees:

·      Virus testing (individual serological tests, up to 5 viruses): $25

·      Bacterial Identification via sequencing: $25

·      Molecular tests for specific pathogens: $50

o   Soybean brown stem rot/Soybean sudden death syndrome

o   Wheat viruses screen

·      Sequencing to identify pathogen to species: $25-100 depending on pathogen group.

·      In rare cases samples requiring extensive laboratory time may be charged additional fees. These will be determined in consultation with the submitter

Per Sample Fee for Herbicide Resistance Testing in Weeds

From within Indiana: $11.00
Outside of Indiana: $72.00


We accept payment in the form of cash, money orders, or personal checks. We can’t accept credit card payments.

Diagnostic responses are sent by email (or by US mail or fax upon request).

There will be no additional handling for any follow-up samples that might be requested by diagnosticians who require additional samples for a more accurate identification or diagnosis of the problem.

 

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