The Arkansas Plant Health Clinic, located in
Fayetteville, Ark., is supported by the Cooperative Extension Service,
(CES), as part of the Division of Agriculture. The clinic serves
Arkansas growers, homeowners and nurserymen who have plant disease
problems or other plant health issues. Each year, the state
diagnostician identifies and diagnoses diseases on thousands of samples
- everything from row crops to fruit trees, ornamentals and turf grass.
The clinic also has a portable lab that Sherrie Smith
takes to field days, flower and garden shows, and Master
Gardener events. The Plant Health Clinic submits a weekly newsletter during the growing
season indicating which diseases are currently being seen at the Clinic.The plant disease image library is maintained and updated as an
additional resource to clientele.