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  • Provide plenty of plant material. When possible send the entire plant, including roots and top growth.
  • Provide lots of information, such as a description of the soil, nearby plants, cropping history, pattern of symptoms in the field, and a history of the problem. Remember to include information about chemicals used.
  • Include photos when possible.
  • Provide freshly collected specimens.
  • Be sure the specimen represents the problem.
  • Include enough plant material to show all stages of the disease from healthy to very sick.
  • Wrap specimens in paper towels or clean newspapers. Do not add moisture. Pack loosely in a plastic bag to reduce drying.

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