The following are external resources recommended by AWM Lab. They
are not affiliated with the County or AWM.
Insect Identification App
App for crowdsourcing plant and insect identifications, record observations, and report findings
Search on a wide variety of plants to get information on optimum growing conditions, common disorders, and diseases (Please note: Pesticides listed here are for commercial production only)
A Gallery of citrus maladies provided by the USDA and University of Florida
*Please note: Use reputable science-based sources specific to your geographic region from USDA, State Agriculture Departments, and University Extension Services.
Plant Identification: (619)-255-0298
Local resource for non-specific palm, oak or tree maladies. Directory of licensed arborists and pesticide applicators for tree care.
STATEWIDE RESOURCES: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
CDFA REPORT A PEST HOTLINE: 1-800-491-1899
Before you ship, please contact the Report a Pest Hotline or Sighting Form for guidance.
SUBMITTING SAMPLES to CDFA Plant Pest Diagnostics Center
Identifies plants, insects, nematodes, diseases, and seeds and assist growers meeting export requirements with arrangements and a fee.