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Educational Bulletins & Publications

Extension Educational bulletins and publications are sold in the Kent County Extension Office, however, it is best to call ahead for availability of the bulletin you are looking for. You can also research and order bulletins at MSUE Bookstore Publications

Home, Lawn and Garden

Toll Free Lawn and Garden Hotline: 1-888-678-3464 (1-888-MSUE-4MI)
Staffed by MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educators and Master Gardener volunteers.

When calling the 1-888-678-3464 number, please make sure to choose Option #1 (during growing season) and Option #2 (during off season) for the Lawn and Garden Hotline. 
Option #1 - Growing Season (April – September): The Hotline is open on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. in Kent County.
Option #2 - Off Season (October – March): The Hotline is open on Tuesdays only from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Kent County.  

The Kent County Extension office charges a $5 diagnostic fee for analyzing a specimen.

Pesticide Applicator Program: Certification, Training, Exams & Manuals

Certification and Training

To schedule exam or for questions contact Michigan Department of Ag (MDA) at 1-800-292-3939.

Manuals for Certification Training

  • Manuals can be purchased at the office, however, it is suggest that you call ahead to make sure they are in stock.
  • Manuals can also be purchased online with a credit card at the National Pesticide Safety Education Center.

Homeowner Soil Test Kit

Kits are available at the Kent County Extension Office to purchase for $25 or order online from MSUE Bookstore – Bulletin E-3154. If you order online through the MSUE Bookstore, you can use a credit card.

Commercial Soil Testing

Soil boxes for sample collection cannot be ordered online, but can be purchased at the office for $12 each. You will receive a soil sample information form to complete and send with your samples to the MSU Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory. To understand your soil test results, visit MSU Soil Test.com, contact the MSU Soil Lab or contact the Lawn and Garden Hotline at 1-888-678-3464.

 

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