UACES Facebook Plant Health Clinic goes exclusively digital during covid-19 precautions
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March 25, 2020

Plant Health Clinic goes exclusively digital during covid-19 precautions

By Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
@AgNews479

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Plant Health Clinic will accept only digital samples while the division observes social distancing precautions to avoid COVID-19 exposure.

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A GOOD LOOK — Clients should submit high-resolution photos of their plant problemsto the Division of Agriculture Plant Health Clinic in order to get accurate diagnoses. (Photo courtesy of UA System Division of Agriculture Plant Health Clinic)

The clinic will continue to return phone calls and emails, and will diagnose plant health problems from digital images, said Sherrie Smith, plant diagnostician.

Accurate diagnosis requires high-quality, full-resolution photos. Smith said take photos from as close as possible and in sharp focus. The images can be submitted through the clinic’s online submission form: https://bit.ly/submittoclinic

Also, those who have a clinic account may also be submitted through the its distance imaging site: dddi.uaex.edu, Smith said.

Those who don’t have an account can go to that link and request an account via a link under the login fields, Smith said.

Once social distancing precautions are lifted, the clinic will return to accepting samples through county extension offices or from walk-ins to the clinic on the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Fayetteville.

For questions, contact Smith at 479-575-2727 or by email at ssmith@uaex.edu. For more information, visit the clinic website: https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/plant-health-clinic/

To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and Instagram at ArkAgResearch.

To learn about Extension Program in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Media Contact: Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
(479) 575-5647
fmiller@uark.edu

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