Lab Resources

The following are external resources recommended by AWM Lab. They are not affiliated with the County or AWM.

ONLINE TOOLS:

WhatIsThisBug.Org

Insect Identification App

 

iNaturalist

App for crowdsourcing plant and insect identifications, record observations, and report findings

 

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources: Diagnostics and Pest Management Guidelines

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)

 

Citrus Disease ID Tool

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.

 

Natural History Museum

Plant Identification: (619)-255-0298

 

 

DIAGNOSTICS RESOURCES:

Master Gardeners Association of San Diego County Hotline or contact them by email here.

MGHotline

Professional Tree Care Association of San Diego

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

 

CDFA REPORT A PEST SIGHTING FORM

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.

 

Kids’ Links

KidBugs