Garden Pests & Diseases

Program Contact: Master Gardener Office | 5600 W Canal Dr, Suite E, Kennewick
(509) 735-3551 • wsuextension@co.benton.wa.us

 

Free Garden Problem Help Available

WSU Master Gardeners provide free advice and help with garden and landscape problems. If you have a plant or insect problem, a sample of the affected plant or the insect will help us diagnose the problem accurately and make a management recommendation for you.

When bringing  a plant, insect, or turf sample for diagnosis to one of the Master Gardener Plant Clinics, failure to provide an adequate sample or complete information about the sample will greatly affect the quality of the diagnosis. The better the sample and the more thorough the information… the more accurate the identification and diagnosis of the cause and the better the advice on the management or control of the problem. When you submit a sample you will also be asked to complete a form about your plant or insect problem. Procedures on submitting a sample.

Plant Clinics available May – October:

 

Backyard Fruit Trees

Online Help Available

Gardening/Landscape Problem Fact Sheets
A list of common gardening and landscape problem fact sheets and publications.

Hortsense
Home Gardener fact sheets for managing home garden and landscape pest problems with Integrated Pest Management (IPM). A useful tool for management of insect and disease plant problems. Cultural controls and Washington State registered pesticides are included.

Pestsense
Fact sheets for managing common indoor pest problems with Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Includes cultural controls and Washington State registered pesticides.

The Pest Leaflet Series (PLS)
Initiated in the WSU Puyallup Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory to produce brief “bulletins” on problems frequently received at the Laboratory, for which no formal extension bulletins or other readily available information exists. PLS covers insect problems, diseases, abiotic problems, and other miscellaneous situations on which residents fo Washington State regularly ask WSU Extension to provide information about.