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Have a yard or garden question? Call or e-mail our Horticulture Helpline. This free service allows callers to speak with a trained Master Gardener Volunteer regarding plant, bug or soil questions by phone or email. Telephone hours for the Horticulture Helpline vary by season.
Call 262-548-7779 or e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let a UW-Extension Horticulture Educator identify your plant or plant problem. Bring your plant sample or plant insect pest to the UW-Extension office during regular business hours of 8 AM – 4:30 PM. This service is available to the general public. Diagnostics may take up to 7 days and there is a $4 charge per sample.
We do not identify home insects pests in the office. Please use the Home Insect Identification form below. For instructions on collecting a "good sample," please call or e-mail the Horticulture Helpline (262-548-7779). You can also e-mail questions to email@example.com.
- Plant Identification - Horticulture Diagnostic Services Flyer - Home Insect Identification Form
Having soil problems? Need to know what to add to your soil to make things grow? Have your soil tested by the UW Soil & Forage Analysis Lab in Marshfield for $15.
What You Get
- Analysis of the current nutrient content of your soil- Current soil pH- Recommendation of type and amount of fertilizer to add
Helpful Information about soil sampling
- Sampling Lawn and garden soils for analysis Pub A2166
Forms and instructions
- Soil Sample Submission Form- Soil Testing Kit Instructions- Instructions for Submitting Samples
If you have further inquiries, please call the UW Soil & Forage Analysis Lab at 715) 387-2523 or go to their website: http://uwlab.soils.wisc.edu
- Wisconsin Horticulture UW-Extension - UW-Extension Horticultural Publication - UW-Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest
Try UW Diagnostic Labs: - UW Insect Diagnostic Lab - UW Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab - UW Turf Diagnostic Lab
Fees and types of service varies by lab. Check the website for more information
UW-Extension Waukesha County 515 W Moreland Blvd AC G22 Waukesha WI 53188 Phone: (262) 548-7775 Fax: (262) 548-7787 Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Civil Rights Statement: University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
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