Welcome to the UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Clinic at TREC!


The PDC-TREC serves Florida southern counties through the diagnosis of commercial, homeowner, and extension plant diseases via samples submitted to the laboratory for turf, ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, and other plants. 

We serve farmers, greenhouse producers, landscape contractors, turf managers, arborists, nurseries, and others in agriculture and the green industries.

Our services include:

  • Analysis of plant material for plant pathogens.
  • We provide recommendations for appropriate control measures when available.
  • Specific areas of diagnostic expertise include:
    • Turf,
    • Palm,
    • Tropical and subtropical ornamentals, and
    • Tropical trees and fruit diseases.
  • Insect identification through referrals to other specialists located at TREC.

PDC-TREC personnel supports the educational and outreach activities of the Department of Plant Pathology by providing internships for graduate students, through participation in departmental courses, and by providing Extension Agent training. We also provide workshops and seminars directed to commercial growers dedicated to ornamental, landscape and tropical fruits. Please check our announcements link to learn more about the workshops and seminars being offered.

If you would like to use our services, please review the links in this website regarding sample submission and special services or give us a call for information on fees, how to collect and send a sample and the required sample submission form.

The Clinic is a facility of the Tropical Research and Education Center and a member of the Florida Plant Diagnostic Network. This alliance allows the clinic to maintain a strong connection with the leading researchers in the field of Plant Pathology. The clinic provides accurate plant diagnosis, prompt turn around time, professional services, and up-to-date management recommendations.