Do You Have a Gardening Question?

The Oregon State University Extension Center Plant Clinic is a research-based diagnostic facility staffed by Master Gardener volunteers. The primary mission of the Plant Clinic is educational. We help local residents recognize the nature of their plant or insect problem (diagnosis) by helping them to manage the disease or disorder using proper control methods, including cultural, biological and chemical measures. Emphasis is on prevention of problems by proper management.

To receive the best possible answer to your query, you should:

  1. Provide Master Gardener volunteers with as much information as possible, regarding your problem or your inquiry,
  2. Provide a sample of the plant or insect with which you have a concern,
  3. Provide a photograph of the plant or section of your yard with which you have a concern especially when it is not possible to bring in a physical sample, and
  4. Allow the Master Gardener volunteers the time that they need to comprehensively research your question.

A Master Gardener volunteer will research an answer to your question, using a variety of library and online resources. It is important to remember that Master Gardener volunteers exclusively use non-biased, science-based information in their research. This restriction on the materials that Master Gardener volunteers can use, when providing a recommendation to the public, ensures that the answer you receive is high quality and unbiased.

Plant Clinic Information:

Phone – 541-776-7371, ext. 204

Winter Hours
November – March
10AM-2PM Tuesdays & Thursdays

Spring & Summer Hours
April – October
10AM-2PM Monday – Friday

The Plant Clinic is located at:
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502

Are You Interested in Having Your Soil Tested?

Download this soil testing packet, which includes:

  • A Guide to Collecting Soil Samples for Farms and Gardens
  • Analytical Laboratories Serving Oregon
  • Laboratory contact information
  • OSU Central Analytical Laboratory Information Sheet
  • Soil Test Interpretation Guide
  • Growing Healthy Soil in Jackson and Josephine Counties
  • Plus, Additional helpful resources and websites about soil
Soil Testing Packet