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:
- Kennewick Extension Office (map)
Tuesday – Thursday
9am – 4pm (closed for lunch 12-1pm)
Backyard Fruit Trees
- Laws Requiring Homeowners to Control Pests in Fruit Trees
- Benton and Franklin County Horticulture Pest & Disease Boards
- Why Backyard Fruit Trees May Not Be For Everyone
- Codling Moth Management
- Western Cherry Fruit Fly Management
- 2017 Backyard Apple Pear Pest Management Chart
- 2017 Backyard Stone Fruit Pest Management Chart
Online Help Available
Gardening/Landscape Problem Fact Sheets
A list of common gardening and landscape problem fact sheets and publications.
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.
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.