Master Gardener volunteers identify plant and insect samples, diagnose plant samples and perform soil pH testing in our Horticulture Diagnostic Lab.
The CCEDC Horticulture Hotline is open Wednesdays from 9-noon, April through October. The Hotline number is 845-677-5067. Reduced hours of operation are due to 2011 county budget cuts and loss of staff. Funding was not restored for 2012.
Samples for diagnosis may be dropped off at the Dutchess County Farm & Home Center M-F, 8:30 AM- 4 PM. The receptionist will have you fill out a form and collect payment. Diagnosis results will be mailed within 7 days of receipt. Please call our office if you have any questions about submitting samples