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Sample Submission Instructions

  1. Sample submission forms can be downloaded by selecting the appropriate link below. Forms are in PDF format. Forms may also be obtained from your local county Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension office or directly from the laboratory via phone request (732-932-9140) or fax request (732-932-1270). The laboratory will fax back the appropriate form. There are seven distinct forms.
  2. Completely fill out the submission form.
  3. Collect the appropriate sample. Carefully follow the directions on the submission form. Whole plants work best.
  4. Properly package the sample, form, and payment.
  5. Mail the sample to the appropriate address:

    Via U.S. Postal Service:
    Plant Diagnostic Laboratory
    Rutgers NJAES
    P.O. Box 550
    Milltown, NJ 08850-0550

    Via Other Delivery Services:
    Plant Diagnostic Laboratory
    Rutgers NJAES
    Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
    20 Indyk-Engel Way
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902

  6. The laboratory will respond by fax and mail in a timely manner.