Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Get Help With Your Plant and Insect Questions
We are the Colorado state lab in the National Plant Diagnostic Network. If you’re having any problems with your plants, let us help! Services we offer include:
- plant disease diagnosis
- agricultural insect identification
- plant identification
Submitting a Sample
To properly evaluate your specimen, we need you to help us by following the instructions for your type of sample.
Diagnostics Service Fees
|General Diagnosis||May require additional tests||$30|
|Agricultural Insect Identification||No body tissue or fluid samples accepted||$15|
|Plant Identification||Physical specimen or digital image||$25|
|Virus Testing||Serological – ELISA||$50, additional samples $10|
|Molecular Detection||Conventional PCR||$50, additional samples $10|
|Molecular Detection||Quantitative PCR||$80, additional samples $10|
|Potato Speciality Testing||Blackleg Soft and Bacterial Ring Rot, Powdery Scab, Black Dot||contact us for pricing|
|Evergreen Tree Tests||Pine Wilt||contact us for pricing|
|Other Specialty Tests||Specific pathogen detection for multiple plant hosts||contact us for pricing|
We have a dedicated team of diagnosticians who work on accurately answering your plant pest and disease questions.
Spurring Discovery In Food And Agriculture
The CSU Spur Campus at Denver’s National Western Center brings together research, teaching and engagement activities in a modern-day approach to the university’s land-grant mission. The public-facing campus celebrates the proud tradition of Colorado agriculture while inspiring innovation with global impact.
At CSU Spur, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Experiment Station collaborate with diverse partners to provide a community-centric, experiential and lifelong learning opportunity focusing on the safety, security and sustainability of food and natural resources to enhance the well-being of humans, plants and animals.