Utah Pests News Summer 2009

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All Utah Counties Now “Scoped”

Recently, Diane Alston and Ryan Davis travelled to three regional Extension meetings in Utah to provide training for the Leica EZ4D dissecting microscope with integrated camera.  Each of Utah’s Extension county offices now has a new microscope.

The microscope program, funded through the Western Plant Disease Diagnostic Network, and state funding for the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab, will facilitate distance pest diagnostics between counties and the UPPDL on campus. 

With integrated camera/microscope, staff in county Extension offices can take detailed close-ups and quickly send images to the UPPDL for diagnosis.