Environmental Horticulture

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Plant Diagnostic Clinics

UF/IFAS, Monroe County Extension Service offers free plant clinics. Master Gardener Volunteers will be onsite at regional plant clinics to help assist with plant identification, disease diagnosis, insect identifications/problems, and other services related to diagnosing gardening and/or landscape problems.

COVID-19 UPDATE: All in-person Plant Clinics have been cancelled through the month of August.

Tuesday: Every Tuesday of the month                                                                  Advanced Registration Required contact: monroe@ifas.ufl.edu                                                                                         or call (305)292-4501

Saturday: Every 3rd Saturday Via Zoom                                                                  Advanced Registration Required contact: monroe@ifas.ufl.edu                                                                                         or call (305)292-4501

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What to Bring with You: 

Photo: clear photos of the issues you are having will help master gardeners with diagnosis. Make sure photos are if focus and take one of the whole plant and some close-ups of the problem(s).

Plant Sample: Samples should include healthy material and material showing issue(s) to be identified. Bring material in a plastic bag and, if possible, collect on the same day as the plant clinic, otherwise keep sample refrigerated.

Insect Sample: Samples should be placed in a jar or other suitable container. Collect more than one specimen if possible. Insects may be dead or alive.

Not able to attend a plant clinic? No problem, you can email our Environmental Horticulture Agent, Michelle Leonard-Mularz, at mularz-michelle@monroecounty-fl.gov. Please include detailed photographs.

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Need to Take a Pesticide Exam?

Please see our quick guide on How to Obtain a Voucher for Pesticide Exam from FDACS!

Please schedule your exam with our office at (305) 292-4501 or at monroe@ifas.ufl.edu. We will request your voucher number when show up for the exam. 

To get your exam results, please go to this DACS website: http://aessearch.freshfromflorida.com/ Please keep in mind, results are usually posted 2-weeks after an exam is submitted.

  1. Michelle Leonard-Mularz

    Environmental Horticulture Agent
    Phone: 305-292-4504

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