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NMSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Cruciform hyphae of Phymatotrichopsis omnivora, a soil-borne fungus which causes diseases on broad-leafed plants.
NMSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Bacterial leaf scorch on chitalpa
NMSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Sooty canker on sycamore
NMSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Powdery mildew on onion
NMSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Pythium root and fruit rot on pumpkin
NMSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Root knot nematode and giant cells in a root

Plant Diagnostic Clinic

The Plant Diagnostic Clinic is designed to provide plant diagnostic services for the state of New Mexico. Our services include analysis of plant material for plant pathogens and environmental stresses as well as suggesting appropriate control measures when available. The clinic also facilitates insect and weed identification through referrals to other specialists. Our clients include Extension Personnel, Crop Consultants, Growers, Retailers, Landscape Professionals, Golf Courses, Researchers, Government Agencies, and Homeowners.

The Plant Diagnostic Clinic works very closely with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension county offices. For initial assistance with plant problems contact the county extension office near you. The County Extension staff will assist you with sample submission to the clinic if needed. No diagnostic service fees will be applied to samples submitted through extension offices. If you would like to use our services directly, please review the pages of this document for information on fees, how to collect and send a sample and the required sample submission form. A sample that was improperly collected, packed, and/or shipped and arrives in poor condition may be insufficient for diagnosis.

The Plant Diagnostic Clinic is a facility of the Extension Plant Sciences Department at New Mexico State University. The clinic also serves as a support lab for the Western Plant Diagnostic Network. The clinic provides accurate plant disease diagnosis, quick turn around time, professional services, and up-to-date control recommendations.

When contacting clinic personnel for assistance with plant related problems, it would be helpful if you would let us know where you are from - this will facilitate our ability to provide you with good information for your geographic area. Thank you.

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Dr. Natalie Goldberg
Extension Plant Pathologist
Dr. Natalie Goldberg      Extension Plant Pathologist

Natalie Goldberg
NMSU, Skeen Hall Room N140A
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3AE
Las Cruces, N.M. 88003
Phone: 575-646-1621
Fax: 575-646-8085
Email: ngoldber@nmsu.edu

Mr. Jason French
Plant Diagnostic Specialist
Mr. Jason French Diagnostician

Jason French
NMSU, Skeen Hall Room W242
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3AE
LasCruces, N.M. 88003
Phone: 575-646-1965
Fax: 575-646-8085
Email: jfrench@nmsu.edu

Dr. Carol Sutherland
Extension Entomologist
Dr. Carol Sutherland

Carol Sutherland
NMSU, Skeen Hall Room N250
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3AE
LasCruces, N.M. 88003
Phone: 575-646-1132
Fax: 575-646-8085
Email: csutherl@nmsu.edu

Dr. Leslie Beck
Extension Weed Specialist
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Leslie Beck
NMSU, Skeen Hall Room N222
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3AE
LasCruces, N.M. 88003
Phone: 575-646-2888
Fax: 575-646-8085
Email: lebeck@nmsu.edu