Getting Started

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Where to start

Before doing any research or contacting an extension staff member, please compile the following information, which will help us answer your inquiry quicker:

Name
Address
Phone
Email
Date of observation
Species involved
Site Characteristics (sun/shade/wet/dry/sloped/etc)
Questions you have
Interested in Organic/biological methods?
Interested in Mechanical/Chemical methods?
Digital photographs off good quality from multiple angles

Before contacting your local office, browse the links below to see if you can find your answer online.

 

Plants

CU Vegetable MD Online

CU Fruit Berry Diagnostic Tool

Cornell Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic

Cornell Plant Disease Fact Sheets

Cornell Department of Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe Biology Fact Sheets

 

Insects

Cornell Insect Diagnostic Lab

Cornell Department of Entomology Insect Fact Sheets

Tree Fruit IPM -  A decision aid support system for apples

New York State IPM Program

2011 IPM Pest Management Guidelines

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management