- Fill out this form.
- Press the "Print" button at the bottom to print
- Make a check for $20 payable to the University of Connecticut
- Put the sample in crushproof package or container
- Mail all three to: UConn Home and Garden Education Center, 1380 Storrs Road, Unit 4115, Storrs, CT 06269-4115.
- You may include photos or email them to Ladybug@uconn.edu
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Description of the problem
Packaging and Collection Tips
- Ship fresh plant material that is not dried out, dead or decaying. Do not ship live insects. Crushed insects and insects stuck to clear tape are unidentifiable. Place live insects in freezer to kill them.
- If the root system is included, place a plastic bag around it and secure with a twist tie or rubber band to keep soil from compromising the leaves/stems.
- Place the entire sample into a sealed plastic bag. A DRY paper towel can be wrapped around the plant to absorb excess moisture and prevent the plant from sticking to the plastic. NEVER add water to the sample for shipment.
- Ship in a crush-proof container such as a box. Insects will be crushed by mail machines if sent in a plain envelope.
- It is best not to ship over a weekend or holiday to minimize the time the sample is in transit.
- Diagnostic fees: $20.00 each for disease or insect or plant ID. Please make check payable to University of Connecticut
- Include a copy of the Sample Submission Diagnostic Sheet with sample.
- Mail to: UConn Home & Garden Education Center, 1380 Storrs Road, Unit 4115, Storrs, CT, O6269-4115
- Call 877-486-6271 with questions
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