You can obtain pH, nutrient profile, and other specialized soil tests through CCE-Tompkins.

You can obtain pH, nutrient profile, and other specialized soil tests through CCE-Tompkins.

CCE-Tompkins can identify Plants, Insects, and Diseases for $5/sample.

Help for Gardeners

The CCE-Tompkins Horitculture program provides support and services that can help home gardeners with a variety of gardening challenges.

GrowLine

Trained Master Gardener volunteers respond to your gardening questions. Call (607) 272-2292 and ask for the GrowLine; visit the GrowLine webpage; or email growline1@gmail.com.

Soil Testing Services

You can obtain pH, nutrient profile, and other specialized soil tests through CCE-Tompkins. Read about the soil testing services that we offer, and the instructions for taking a soil sample before bringing your sample to CCE-Tompkins for testing.

Insect, Disease or Plant Identification

This service is done here at CCE-Tompkins for $5/sample. If necessary, samples can be sent to Cornell University for identification, at a charge of $25/sample. Please read this information about how to submit an insect sample to The Cornell University Insect Diagnostic Laboratory.

Home Garden/Landscape Site Visits

The charge for this individual consultation is $40/visit. Appointments can be made with Pat Curran pc21@cornell.edu or Monika Roth mr55@cornell.edu or by calling (607) 272-2292.

Seed Saving Resources

CCE Tompkins maintains a seed library in the Agriculture-Environment office. Free seeds are available for gardeners, along with information on how to save your own seeds, some of which can be returned to the seed library the following year for other gardeners. For more information on saving seeds and a list of organizations that promote seed saving, seed production and plant breeding, go to Cornell University's resource page on all things seedy!

Please note: All CCE-Tompkins fees are contingent upon the ability to pay.

Last updated January 11, 2017