The Plant Pathology Lab and Diagnostic Clinic will be doing our best to keep our collaborators and clients informed of any changes to operations at the HAREC lab.
On March 25, in compliance with Governor Brown’s Stay at Home Mandate and OSU’s COVID-19 response, we transitioned the lab to minimal function. We determined that this was the safest way to keep our lab members and you, our community members, healthy.
Starting May 4th, we will be working more frequently to serve you and your diagnostic needs. With the growing season kicking into high gear, we want to still provide the services you value while also maintaining good hygiene and safety procedures in the lab. Therefore, we will be processing samples on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the time being, increasing our frequency with the volume of samples we receive.
For quickest results, please contact us via phone or email before submitting a sample so we can be prepared to process it. Because we must comply with OSU’s social distancing guidelines, only one of us can be working in the lab at a time, and this may lead to delays in our return of results. Please allow 7 to 14 days for reporting.
Plant samples can be mailed in or dropped off at the station but there will be no face-to-face contact with HAREC Plant Clinic staff members. Drop offs can be left in the fridge directly opposite the blue Plant Clinic door. You will find forms to be left with your submission as well. Submissions without contact information will not be processed. You can also find forms on this website for mail in samples.
Please stay safe and healthy and reach out for any support you may need. We will keep you informed on our website (blogs.oregonstate.edu/harecppath) and through email updates of any operational changes.
Thank you for your understanding and do not hesitate to reach out with questions,
Plant Pathology Lab Staff
Ken Frost, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology Cellphone: 608-556-9637 Email: Kenneth.Frost@oregonstate.edu
Hannah Rivedal, Plant Disease Diagnostician Cellphone: 414-207-1582 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org