The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension runs a Horticulture Clinic which provides unbiased research based information for all your horticulture and gardening questions. The Clinic offers diagnostic services free of charge; these services include insect, plant disease and plant identification. Proper identification also includes research based information regarding management if necessary. The clinic also performs pH soil testing for a minimal charge of $2.00 per sample.
Trained Master Gardeners are available to answer your horticulture questions via email, phone, or walk-in.
Diagnostic or soil samples maybe dropped off at the extension office anytime Monday –Friday 8:00am -4:30pm or can be mailed.
To make an accurate diagnosis adequate specimens must be submitted for identification. Samples may be brought to the office or mailed. Please use the following information on how to gather a sample and submit with diagnostic form.
UMASS Soil Testing Services
The University of Massachusetts Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory is a UMass Extension program. The lab offers comprehensive analyses of soil, plant tissue, compost, and soilless greenhouse media. Please use the following information on how to properly submit samples.
Plenty of additional resources can help guide your gardening and agriculture endeavors. Here are a few we recommend: