The CCE Delaware Horticulture program provides support and services that can help home gardeners with a variety of gardening challenges.
Delaware County residents can call our office at 607-865-6531 with gardening questions or concerns. The horticulturist or a Master Gardener Volunteer on will respond to your call as soon as possible. You can also email questions to Carla Crim at [email protected]
Soil Testing Services
You can obtain pH and texture soil tests through CCE Delaware. Click here for soil testing fact sheet and the instructions for taking a soil sample before bringing your sample to CCE Delaware for pH testing.
Additional Soil Testing Services Provided by Other Labs
For a soil nutrient profile and other specialized soil test, click here.
Insect, Disease or Plant Identification
Samples of insects, weeds, and potential invasive species may be brought to our office in Hamden for identification. 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.
Seed Saving Resources
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!