Guidelines for sending weed or invasive plant specimens:
Fill out the Weed Diagnostic Form as completely as possible. Collect the whole plant, including the roots, if possible. Wrap roots in a wet paper towel. Place plant in a zip-lock or freezer bag and seal with some air in the bag in order to prevent crushing. Place bag in a sturdy box or envelope for mailing.
Diagnostic Fees (payment payable to University of Massachusetts):
- Weed and invasive plant ID - $25
Address packages to:UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab
#3 French Hall, 230 Stockbridge Road,
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-3208 - fax (413) 545-4385
Use exact address to ensure delivery.
Randall Prostak- 413-577-1738; email@example.com
For further information, visit:
The UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Team
By check: Enclose your payment with the sample. Make checks payable to the University of Massachusetts
By credit card: Enclose a copy of your credit card sales confirmation with the sample.
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