Montana State University Schutter Diagnostic Lab works in conjunction with local Extension Offices to provide Image of ox eye daisy weedsidentification of plants, plant diseases and insect identification. If you have a diseased plant, harmful insect or weed that you need assistance in identifying please contact us.  We have several pamphlets on area insects in our downloads file and MSU has numerous free, printable publications at their MSU Publication Store as well for homeowner reference. 

If you would like to bring in a sample for us to process please printout and fill in one of the following forms if at all possible.

 

Our webpages must be accessible so we have our documents in printable/downloadable PDF version first, then we have the document in a webpage version. You may need to scroll through the page to find the document you are looking for.

Documnets on this page:

  1. Plant ID Form
  2. Plant Disease ID Form
  3. Insect ID Form
  4. Turf Disease ID Form

Printable version of Plant ID Form (PDF)

PLANT IDENTIFICATION FORM

Schutter Diagnostic Lab

119 Plant Biosciences Facility

P.O. Box 173150

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 59717

Date

Client Name ____________________________ Email _______________________________

Address ________________________________ Phone ______________________________

City ___________________________________ Zip _________________________________

  1. Sample collected by: ______________________ Phone: _______________

Address: ______________________________________________________

  1. In which county was the sample collected? ___________________________

Nearest to what Montana city, town, or major landmark? _________________

If not Montana, specify where: _____________________________________

  1. Sample was collected in this habitat (=PDIS "host"): (circle proper item or specify below)

cropland lawn garden house pasture forest roadside rangeland aquatic

crop-field: crop = other:

  1. Sample is from this form of plant: (circle proper item)

grass herb (wildflower/forb) vine shrub tree moss other

  1. If roots are not included in the sample, does the plant appear to be rhizomatous? Rhizomes

are stems that grow horizontally below ground and send up new shoots at some distance from the parent plant, meaning the plants

typically grow in clusters, rather than as solitary individuals.__________________________________________

  1. Information on habitat can expedite identification. Please include any available

information on canopy cover (full sun, part shade, full shade), and soil moisture levels (e.g. plant

was growing in moist low lying area, or dry exposed, south facing slope).

____________________________________________________________________________

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  1. Prevalence: (circle proper item) few or just one scattered abundant
  2. Other plant information: __________________________________________________
  3. Email identification info: yes no

Email address (if different from above): ______________________________

Submitting several entire plants with flowers and fruit will ensure accurate and prompt identification.

Please call 406-994-6297 or refer to “Plant Identification” website at

http://diagnostics.montana.edu/Plant/ for instructions on how to submit samples to the clinic.

Agent County 7/12

Printable version of Plant Disease ID Form (PDF)

Plant Disease and General Diagnostic Form

Schutter Diagnostic Lab

119 Plant BioScience Facility

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 59717

Date

Client Name______________________________ Email______________________________

Address__________________________________ Phone______________________________

City/State_____________________________________ Zip___________________________

Plant common or scientific name____________________________________________________

Variety__________________________________________________________________

Planting date, age of plant or size ____________________________________________________

Approximate date problem first appeared_____________________________________________

What do you see that makes you think there is a problem?

Describe the location/environment:

Describe the pattern of disease problem in the field or area:_______________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Please see back

Rev 9/13

County Extension Office only

Agent ____________________ County ___________________

Pesticides used Yes No

(give name and rate if possible) fungicide________________________________________

insecticide_______________________________________

herbicide________________________________________

Please list if any soil amendments were used (compost, manure, grass clippings, etc.)

______________________________________________________________________________

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Did the problem show up all at once? Yes No

Is the problem getting worse? Yes No

Check problem distribution on the plant(s) (check as many as apply):

 This season's growth  Top of plant  Limited

 Last season's growth  One side of plant  Widespread

 Bottom of plant  Scattered  Other____________________

Check the plant part(s) affected (check as many as apply):

 Leaves/needles:  Stem/stalk  Roots

Upper Surface  Flowers  Bulbs/rhizomes

 Lower Surface  Fruit/seed  Tubers

 Branches/twigs   Other

Describe what you see on the plant(s):(check as many as apply):

 Yellowing  Browning/scorched  Seed rot

 Interveinal yellowing  Interveinal browning  Stem rot

 Canker  Marginal browning  Rot

 Dead Areas  Leaf spot/holes  Stunted

 Dieback  Distortion/curling  Seedling blight

 Galls  Mottle/mosaic  Other

 Mold/Webbing  

Printable verion of Insect ID Form (PDF)

Insect Identification Form

(Insects, Spiders, and Other Arthropods)

Schutter Diagnostic Lab

119 Plant BioScience Facility

P.O. Box 173150

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 59717

Date:_______________

Client Name:___________________________________ Email:________________________________________

Address:______________________________________ Phone:________________________________________

_______________________________________ County:_______________________________________

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Where was insect found? (check one)

Inside home Farm Public or commercial building Residential yard or garden

Plant (specify host): Other: _________________________

Have you applied any pesticides? Yes No Please list:___________________________

Do you need control measures? Yes No

Why do you want to know identification?

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Comments - Describe problem. Is there any additional information you would like to add?

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Rev 9/13

County Extension Office only

Agent _______________ _____ County ___________________

Printable version of Turf Disease ID Form (PDF)

Turf Disease Diagnostic Form

Schutter Diagnostic Lab

119 Plant BioScience Facility

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 59717

Date

Client Name______________________________ Email______________________________

Address__________________________________ Phone______________________________

City/State_____________________________________ Zip___________________________

Type of grass __________________________________________________________________

Was the grass seeded or sodded? ____________________ When?________________________

Approximate date problem first appeared _____________________________________________

Describe the location/environment:

Describe the pattern of disease problem in the turf: _____________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Irrigation used Please check: Yes or No

Type of system _______________________________________

Frequency ___________________________________________

Amount _____________________________________________

Please see back

County Extension Office only

Agent ____________________ County ___________________

Pesticides used Please check: Yes or No

(give name and rate if possible) fungicide________________________________________

insecticide_______________________________________

herbicide________________________________________

Fertilizer used Please check: Yes or No

(give name and rate if possible) fertilizer________________________________________

Please list other cultural practices used (aeration, dethatching, etc.) ________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Did the problem show up all at once?  Yes  No

Is the problem getting worse?  Yes  No

Check symptoms on the turf (check as many as apply):

 Leaf Spot  Frog eye/Dead areas  Other

 Bleached  Patches/Rings/Arcs

 Yellowing  Poor growth

Terrain associated with problem (check as many as apply):

 Low area  Irregular  Sloped

 Level  High area  Other

Soil Type:

 Clay  Fill  Sandy

Aspect of the site where sample was collected:

 East  North  Unknown

 West  South