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OSU Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

We can Answer Your Questions

Mondays and Thursdays --- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
April thru October

The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office.

One of those services is an open clinic located in the Extension Offices to assist our community with problems they are experiencing in their gardens, lawns, orchards and homes.

MGVs can provide guidance on the following issues or concerns regarding your yard or home:

  • Insect ID - Good or bad?
  • Plant ID - What is it?
  • Invasive or native plant?
  • Vegetables, garden diseases?
  • Pruning help?
  • Lawn problems?

Wildlife Issues?

In the off season the clinic continues to address questions throughout the slower winter season as needed.  Please submit questions to the office by calling in so we can help you with an answer. You can email them to us at

You may also use the fillable clinic form, Diagnostic Clinic Form, and email it to Please attach photos and add any information that would be helpful to research your plant and pest questions. 

Other helpful links to answers to your questions are available 24/7.


Plant Facts

Soil Testing

Bring one cup of DRY soil in a brown bag or ziplock bag to our office for soil testing. The cost is just $20.00. We will prepare and mail your soil to be tested, results are mailed directly to you. We will also receive a copy of your results in order to answer questions and help plan your crops, lawn, or garden area.

Soil testing is important. Get the information you need and the forms you need to test your soil whether it be fields and crops or home lawn and garden.

The soil test is an excellent measure of soil fertility. It is a very inexpensive way of maintaining good plant health and maximum crop productivity.

Be sure to take a proper sample. This is a factsheet with tips to help you do this.