The UConn Home & Garden Education Center accepts requests for assistance or information on horticultural topics and garden and household pests from individuals throughout Connecticut as well as solicitations from out-of-state and, occasionally, international clients. Inquiries come from both commercial and residential sources. The Center is the Northeast Regional First Responder to eXtension ‘Ask the Expert’ questions. The UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab is a member of the National Plant Diagnostic Network and the Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network.
Toll-Free Number: Call With Your Gardening Or Pest Questions: (877) 486-6271
Email: Send Your Gardening or Pest Questions and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Monthly Horticultural E-Newsletter
Fact Sheets on Horticultural and Related Topics
Ladybug Blog - A weekly horticulture blog
Plant Diagnostic Lab – Get Your Pest Problems Resolved Here!
Plant Diagnostic App – Free download to iPads & iPhones!
Soil Nutrient Analysis Lab – Don't Guess, Soil Test!
Outreach events – Come Meet Us and Ask Your Questions at the CT Flower & Garden Show
Abby Beissinger, Plant Pathologist & Assistant Extension Educator
Carol Quish, Horticulturist & Program Assistant
Pamela Cooper, Public Service Specialist
Jean Laughman, Seasonal Public Service Specialist
Dawn Pettinelli, Center Coordinator & Assistant Extension Educator
Thomas Morris, Center Director & Professor, Dept of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Richard McAvoy, Department Head, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture