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Use the categories below to quickly find the resources that best match your needs.

Looking for a directory? Try the people section of our website to find individual faculty members, staff members, and graduate students.

Gardens, Fruits, and Vegetables

bucket of strawberries

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.

Seeking help caring for your home garden? This won't fit our rigorous internship requirements, but if you want to hire a horticulture student, email us a job description and we can post it to our building's bulletin board.

Pests and Plant Disease

dying plant

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


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.

Giving 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 giving page.

General 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

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General Department Inquiries

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