North Florida Research & Education Center - NFREC

The Florida Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic (FEPDC) at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Quincy is designed to provide plant disease and insect diagnostic services for any Florida resident interested in plant diseases and pests. The Clinic is a facility of NFREC and the Department of Plant Pathology at University of Florida/IFAS. This partnership allows the clinic to maintain a strong connection with the leading extension specialists and researchers in the field of Plant Pathology, Entomology, Nematology, Horticultural Sciences and Agronomy.

Our services include analysis of plant material for fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens as well suggesting appropriate control recommendations when available based on UF/IFAS pest management guides. Other than classical diagnostic techniques, PCR, ELISA and MIDI are being used for specific and sensitive detection and identification of plant pathogens. Samples come from Extension Faculty, Growers, IPM Providers, Pest Control and Landscape Maintenance Companies, Retailers, Golf Courses, Researchers, and Homeowners.

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