Genesee County Office Services

Educational Bulletins and Publications

MSU Extension publications are available online at shop.msu.edu 

Home, Lawn and Garden

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

The Hotline is staffed by MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educators and Master Gardener volunteers, the Hotline is available weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. during the growing season (April-September) choose Option #1 for the Lawn and Garden Hotline. During the “off season” (October-March) the Hotline is available 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon choose Option #1 for the Lawn and Garden Hotline.

Genesee County Plant and Pest Hotline: 810-244-8548

The Genesee County Plant and Pest Hotline is staffed by a Master Gardener Coordinator and Master Gardener Volunteers. The local Hotline is available for phone and counter service on Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the “off season” (October-March) and Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the growing season (April-September). There is a $5 diagnostic fee for analyzing a specimen/sample.

Pesticide Applicator Program: Certification, Training, Exams and Manuals

Certification and Training

Exams are scheduled twice a month at the Genesee County MSU Extension Office. To 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 shop.msu.edu

Home Owner Soil Test Kit

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

Commercial Soil Testing

  • Soil boxes for sample collection CANNOT be ordered on-line but can be purchased at the office at a cost of $12 each. You’ll 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 go online at the MSU Soil Test.com, contact the MSU Soils Lab or contact our office.

Plat Books

  • 2014 Plat Books are now available through the Genesee County MSU Extension. Cost is $30.00 plus tax.  Cash or Check Only  Contact the Genesee County MSU Extension office for information.

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