The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County serves the gardening, invasive species and tree care needs of the community through its Community Horticulture Program.
Services provided through the Master Gardener Program's Horticulture hotline include the following - click on links provided for more information or call us.
Helpful tips to get the most out of our services:
For insect ID, it is helpful if you don't crush the bug. You can capture the bug and place it in a small jar with rubbing alcohol or clear hand sanitizer. This preserves the color, and body of the insect.
For plant ID or plant disease ID, if you can bring a substantial sample with several leaves or flowers that gives the mater gardeners more to work with. If you bringing in a disease sample, if you could bring a sample of the infected plant and a healthy sample that would be super helpful.
Led by Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County Master Gardener volunteers, the Rochester Blocks in Bloom community gardening initiative helps inner city home owners and renters grow neighborhood pride through the growth of home front flower gardens. With 665 households participating on over 70 city blocks, residents say the program has to increased community spirit and made their streets safer.
We can help you test your soils and understand the results, with services to both commercial farms and to home gardeners.
CCE-Ulster partners with other agencies and NYS DEC to provide up to date information on identification and management of invasive pests.
CCE-Ulster's Master Gardener Volunteers provide information, technical assistance and advice to the public on a wide variety of gardening topics.
Join the Master Gardeners for some of their many fun, hands-on workshops, lectures, classes and trips! The Master Gardeners are volunteers who are excited to share with you information about anything garden related.
The Deer Tick, species name Ixodes scapularis is a vector for several diseases (Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis)
Last updated June 18, 2020