Flowers in Minns Garden, Cornell Campus.  Echinacea.  Cornell University Photography.
Image by Lindsay France
Horticulture expert examines specimen in CCE laboratory.
Albam, Kenaley and Giordano discussing beech canker

Horticulturists viewing damage.

Horticulture & Environment

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County is your resource for information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, integrated pest management, composting and so much more! We offer free or low-cost gardening classes all year long, and opportunities to share your love of gardening as a volunteer! Call us or come by today!

FREQUENTLY ACCESSED FACTSHEETS

DIAGNOSTIC RESOURCES:

Consumer Telephone Hotline Service:  The hotline is open weekdays 9:00am to 12:00 noon (914-285-4640).

Consumer Sample Drop off or Mail in Service:  FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC AND OUR STAFF DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC, CCE Westchester’s plant and insect walk-in diagnostic and drop off services will be limited to an “appointment only” policy.  For more information call 914-285-4640 or email wetchester@cornell.edu

You may also mail samples to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 3 West Main Street, Suite 112, Elmsford, NY 10523. Try to mail your samples early in the week (Monday or Tuesday). Download sample submittal forms and review sampling and submittal instructions.

LINKS OF INTEREST:
Recent Programs and Related Resources

Guide to Farming in NYS

Westchester Horticultural News Archives

Cornell University Turfgrass Program resources

Cornell University Urban Horticulture Institute Resources

Cornell University IPM “What’s Bugging You?” resources

What is Energy Star

Energy Savings Tips

Growing Degree Days

Horticulture Newsletter (for homeowners)

Horticulture Diagnostic Forms

Invasive Species

Contact

Gerald Giordano
Senior Horticulture Consultant
westchester@cornell.edu
914-285-4640

Last updated June 19, 2020