Services for the public

Soil Testing Laboratory

Planning a new lawn or garden? Need fertilizer recommendations for your commercial nursery? The Soil Testing Laboratory provides these services for a small fee. 

Plant Disease Clinic

The Plant Disease Clinic provides routine plant disease diagnosis (leaf spots, root rot diseases, cankers, wilt diseases) to commercial growers as well as the general public.

Digital Crop Doc

Fill out the Digital Crop Doc form and submit photos of diseased plants that you'd like diagnosed and the UMN Extension crops team will help you with diagnosis disease in several crops: corn, soybean, small grains, sugarbeet, forages.

Yard and Garden

The University of Minnesota Extension Yard and Garden website has a variety of information available to help you identify plants, diseases, weeds and insects. You can also ask your yard and garden question by phone by calling the main Ask a Master Gardener line at 612-301-7590 or by directing your question to a Master Gardener volunteer in your community.