University of Massachusetts Turf Diagnostics
Contact the appropriate individual before sending a sample to ensure that someone will be available to examine your specimen. Please avoid Friday samples; Friday samples will not be examined until Monday which can lead to deterioration of the sample. If you mail the sample, use an express delivery service such as UPS, Federal Express, or next day mail. You must include a completed Turf Diagnostic Form. The information you record on the form may be more important to the diagnosis than the sample itself, so please be comprehensive. Upon reaching a conclusion, the lab will call you and send, fax, or e-mail a detailed report including cultural and chemical management measures.