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Plant Health Clinic Goes Exclusively Digital During COVID-19 Precautions

Plant Health Clinic Goes Exclusively Digital During COVID-19 Precautions
By Fred Miller
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Source : uaex.edu