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You can obtain pH, nutrient profile, and other specialized soil tests through CCE-Nassau.

CCE-Nassau can identify Plants, Insects, and Diseases for $5/sample.

Help for Gardeners

The CCE Nassau Horitculture program provides support and services that can help home gardeners with a variety of gardening challenges.

Click here for the Questionnaire for Diagnosis of Problems


Trained Master Gardener volunteers respond to your gardening questions. 

Soil Testing Services

You can obtain pH and texture soil tests through CCE Nassau. Click here for soil testing fact sheet and the instructions for taking a soil sample before bringing your sample to CCE Nassau for pH testing. 

Click here to visit our Diagnostic and Soil testing page. 

Insect, Disease or Plant Identification

This service is done here at CCE Nassau for $7/sample. If necessary, samples can be sent to Cornell University for identification, at a charge of $25/sample. Please read this information about how to submit an insect sample to The Cornell University Insect Diagnostic Laboratory.

Seed Saving Resources

For more information on saving seeds and a list of organizations that promote seed saving, seed production and plant breeding, go to Cornell University's resource page on all things seedy!

Horticulture Hotline and Diagnostic Information Center hours can be found here.

Last updated June 14, 2021