Dr. Ann Chase
Owner at Chase Agricultural Consulting
Dr. Ann Chase graduated from the University of California at Riverside with a PhD from the Department of Plant Pathology in 1979. She was Professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida Central Florida Agricultural Research and Education Center from 1979 until 1993. Ann started Chase Horticultural Research in February 1994 in Northern California. The business conducted contract research, diagnostics, consulting, and training through talks and writing on diseases of ornamentals. Chase Agricultural Consulting was opened in December 2011 when Mike and Ann moved to Arizona (Mike’s home state) specializing in educating and consulting with growers and suppliers in ornamentals as well as select agricultural crops. In 2018 they started doing trial work again first in Cottonwood and now in Phoenix, AZ. They continue to produce the monthly news letter Chase Digest (formerly Chase News) as well as Ask Ann for quick consultations on disease ID and control. Dr. Chase is currently producing a new edition of her “Diseases of Ornamental Foliage Plants” originally published in 1987. The new edidition is co-authored with Dr. Aaron Palmateer.
Chase Agricultural Consulting ... Practical Solutions for Growers
Chase Agricultural Consulting really enjoys bringing you the latest information on plant diseases. We thought a blog site would fit our goal of more dynamic interactions to solve your problems faster and more effectively. Please check regularly as we will be changing and adding new content. We want to hear from you!
Ask Ann—Our Ask Ann service is a digital diagnostic service in which you can send digital images, talk with Ann directly or email. You receive a customized report of your diagnosis, this service is based on “Time”. We offer: 2hrs, 4hrs & 8hrs, all of which Ann keeps track of. You can order now by clicking on the Ask Ann tab at the top of the home page. Some of the benefits are: No hassle of physically sending in plant samples (cost savings), personal contact with Dr. Chase, Fast answers – 1 day turn around, customized control strategy, usually less than 2hr answer response to request, no expiration date.
On site consulting—On site consulting services are custom designed. Ann schedules a visit to your location, troubleshoots for plant disease problems and helps you get set up with a customized control strategy. Some clients also like to set up presentations during a visit for training.
Training—Need to train your sales staff? We offer customized training at your facility, where we can show them what to look for with all the different plant diseases and integrated strategies for the best control. We specialize in practical solutions including cultural, biological and conventional chemical control for diseases.