Office Services

Educational Bulletins and Publications

MSU Extension publications are available online at 

Home, Lawn and Garden

Toll Free Statewide Lawn and Garden Hotline: 1-888-678-3464 (1-888-MSUE-4MI) Prompt #1

The Hotline is staffed by MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educators and Master Gardener volunteers, the Hotline is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Genesee County Lawn and Garden Hotline: 810-244-8548

The Genesee County Lawn and Garden Hotline is currently closed due to COVID.

Pesticide Applicator Program: Certification, Training, Exams and Manuals

Certification and Training

There currently are no EXAMS scheduled at the Genesee County MSU Extension Office due to COVID.

Exams are scheduled once a month at the Genesee County MSU Extension Office.  o schedule exam or for questions contact Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development  (MDARD) at 1-800-292-3939.

Manuals for Certification Training

  • Training manuals for pesticide applicator certification may be ordered online at the

Home Owner Soil Test Kit

  • Homeowners soil test kit that can be purchased online from  – Bulletin E-3154. Visit for additional information.

Commercial Soil Testing

Plat Books

  • 2019 Plat Books are available through the Genesee County MSU Extension. Cost is $30.00 plus tax.  Contact the Genesee County MSU Extension office for information.