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How to Submit a Diagnostic Image

We accept digital images along with physical samples. Pictures of the symptoms taken from a distance are very helpful and help to ensure an accurate diagnosis. You may submit images without physical samples, however in most cases we will need a physical sample to diagnose the problem with 100% confidence.

Please follow these instructions for image submission:

  • From standing height, take images that illustrate the overall damage.
  • In general, close-up images are not helpful unless you are clearly attempting to show a lesion, fruiting body, or other structure.
  • Email images to
  • We may use your images for educational purposes, however we will never reveal the sender’s information.
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