Gardens, Fruits, and Vegetables

Gardens and Fruit

If you have a question about your home garden, then Ask Extension can help by phone, email, or in person. The Extension website has articles about most of the plants that grow in Minnesota, as well as tools to help identify weeds, insects, and diseases. 

Pests and Plant Disease

Pests and Plant Disease

Not sure what’s wrong with your plant? Submit a disease sample to the Plant Disease Clinic through the Department of Plant Pathology.

For insect-related questions, contact the Department of Entomology. They can help you with everything from pest identification to pest management.

Trees, Fungi, and Soil

fungi

For tree-related questions, contact a Minnesota Tree Care Advisor.

If you have inquiries about mushrooms and other fungi—or would simply like to learn more about them—visit the Minnesota Mycological Society website.

If you’re looking to test your soil or get fertilizer recommendations, contact the Soil Testing Lab.

Give to the Department

People in Horticultural Science

The primary mission of the Department of Horticultural Science is to discover, interpret, and transfer new knowledge to improve the quality life of Minnesotans and the world at large—but to do this we need your help. You can learn how to support students, projects, or programs through tax-deductible contributions on our donation page.

Departmental Questions

Student Services

If you have questions regarding this website, student services, the alumni newsletter, scheduling a visit, or other general inquiries please get in touch with us.
Phone: 612-624-4742
Fax: 612-624-4941

Visit the Department

General Department Inquiries

Address:
1970 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Parking: Putting the address for Alderman Hall will bring you to the Folwell Avenue entrance. While there are meters to park at on Folwell, we suggest using the entrance and parking lot on Upper Buford Circle. The Google Maps directions lead you to that entrance, or you can use the GPS coordinates 44.987274, -93.183977.