Use the categories below to quickly find the resources that best match your needs.
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Gardens, Fruits, and Vegetables
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
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
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.
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