Plant Diagnostic Clinic

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Commercial (CPAT)

Pesticide applicator training helps reduce the harmful effects of improper pesticide use.

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Private (PPAT)

The Private Pesticide Applicator Program reaches into each of Missouri's 114 counties to train farmers and landowners who produce an agricultural commodity on the safe and proper use of pesticides.

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The University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) has been serving Missouri since 1965.  We assist county Extension Specialists, commercial businesses and private citizens with their pest problems. The PDC is capable of plant disease diagnosis (including turfgrass), identification of unknown plants and insects (including arachnids). Besides clinic staff, a diverse group of Plant Sciences faculty specializing in agronomy, entomology, horticulture, or plant pathology assist with identification of pests as needed. The clinic is open year round to receive samples. 

The PDC does not test plant nutrient levels, soil characteristics or identify nematodes. Samples submitted to the clinic requiring these tests can be forwarded to the respective lab, at your discretion, additional fees will apply.

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