Wayne County, as well as all counties in Michigan, has moved to a more regional system to handle hotline calls from our consumers. This move will assist the researchers at MSU to better diagnose trends with insects and diseases.
The regional Hotline number: 888-678-3464
You can also submit your consumer horticulture questions, 24 hours a day 7 days a week via e-mail at: http://migarden.msu.edu
Get gardening, Michigan!
Whether you are looking to save money, love fresh flavor, or just enjoy working with nature, Michigan is a great place for growing fruit, vegetables, flowers and other landscape plants. This website highlights the resources at Michigan State University for gardeners. Our advice is based on science performed at MSU or other land grant universities. Including:
- Information on Internet Gardening Programs
- MSUE Home Gardening News
- An Ask an Expert section for specific gardening questions
Much, much more!
A soil test is recommended every two to three years to determine current soil PH, available organic materials and fertilizer requirements.
Why have a soil test?
To maximize the growth potential of your plants.
How do I do a soil test?
Purchase a soil test kit from the local MSU Extension office.
All instructions are with the kit.
Where do I get a kit?Available at the Wayne County MSU Extension office located at
5454 Venoy, Wayne, MI. The main office is located in the annex building.
Self-mailer kits are also available through the MSU Bookstore. You can order one by visiting their website: bookstore.msue.msu.edu
How much does a soil test kit cost?
All soil test kits are now $25. If purchased in person, make checks or money orders payable to MSU. Credit/debit cards and cash are not accepted in person.
For information on taking a test, result information or any other question about taking a soil test, visit: msusoiltest.com
What’s the best way to cook those vegetables you bought last week at the farmers market? How do you select annuals that will make your yard pop with color? Learn about the best that the Great Lakes State has to offer when it comes to things that grow with help from MSU Extension’s MichiganFresh program.
MichiganFresh helps people explore the state’s bounty of fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamentals. Every week throughout the summer you’ll find information on recommended varieties, storage, food safety and preserving techniques for fruits and vegetables or for planting and maintaining your lawn and garden. Look for the information from early in May to mid-October.
Visit the MichiganFresh web site: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/mi_fresh
Diagnostic identification of plants and insects and plant diseases only. ** Please note that this office does not analyze any insect or substance from a human or animal body, and that these samples will be promptly discarded**
Unfortunately, MSU Extension can no longer accept drop off of material to be diagnosed.
Diagnostics for Wayne County is now done by appointment only.
Contact: Kristine Hahn at 313-567-9701