MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic director Josephine Mgbechi-Ezeri at microscope Photo courtesy of MU Integrated Pest Management
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: MU’s Plant Diagnostic Clinic reopened in January with a new director, Josephine Mgbechi-Ezeri.

MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic reopens

There is a new director at the University of Missouri plant diagnostic clinic.

The University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic is open again.

The clinic was established to provide answers to plant health problems faced by Missouri residents. The mission of the clinic is to provide accurate, timely answers and management recommendations that reflect research-based results and an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) philosophy.

Besides answering plant disease problems, the clinic also handles samples submitted for identification of weeds, mushroom, insects or arachnids.

Josephine Mgbechi-Ezeri took over as clinic director in January. Her role is to coordinate the daily operations of the laboratory, and provide diagnostic services to clients and disease management training to the agricultural stakeholders in Missouri. When necessary, the clinic can use the expertise of University of Missouri State Extension specialists and faculty in the Division of Plant Sciences who specialize in agronomy, entomology, horticulture or plant pathology to ensure accurate and effective diagnosis and reporting.

The clinical also takes samples from government agencies, growers, industries and homeowners throughout the state.

For more information on how to submit a sample, visit the Plant Diagnostic Clinic website.

Source: University of Missouri Integrated Pest Management

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