Homeowner Plant Diagnostic Clinic
For residents of northwest Orange County, the MREC Plant Clinic is available for walk-in clients from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Our clinic is staffed by UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Service Master Gardeners. The plant clinic is open:
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Plant Material Samples - should include flowers, live leaves, and roots if possible. Bring a sample that includes as many features of the plant you want to identify or issues that need to be diagnosed. Use a plastic bag to maintain the moisture of the tissues. Do not add a wet paper towel or water to the plastic bag. Bring it to the clinic the day you collect it, otherwise keep it refrigerated until it can be brought to MREC.
- Sod Samples - should be about one foot square with mostly green turf and some brown turf to determine what pest(s) may be attacking your yard. Use a plastic or paper bag, shoebox, or any suitable container to bring the sample to the clinic. The fresher the material is the easier it will be to diagnose any problems.
- Soil Samples - we will no longer be testing soil in the clinic, but we are able to provide information on soil testing options.
- Insect Samples - should be placed in a jar or other suitable container. Collect more than one specimen if possible. Insects may be dead or alive.
MREC Plant Clinic
2725 S. Binion Road
Apopka, FL 32703-8504