Our horticulture program provides educational training and technical assistance to our community. Our technical services include soil testing, disease diagnosis, and plant, weed, and insect identification.

What is Horticulture Extension?

The University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture conducts research and delivers research-based technology and information to the nursery and landscape, vegetable, fruit, and floriculture industries, and to the general public. The Department of Horticulture emphasizes sustainable systems. Its mission is to discover new knowledge, develop and evaluate new technologies and appropriate use of environmental resources for horticultural crop production and utilization, and deliver information to horticultural clientele for improving the quality of life in Kentucky, the United States, and the world. 

Pennyroyal Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners are a nationwide group of trained volunteers who work with the staff at their local Extension Service to provide consumers with reliable, up-to-date research-based information about gardens and landscapes.

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Soil Testing, Plant and Insect Identification Services

The Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Service provides testing for Soil Sample Testing, Plant and Plant Disease Identification, and Insect Identification!

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Erika Wood

Extension Agent, Horticulture

(270) 821-3650 erika.lyons@uky.edu Hopkins County Extension Office 75 Cornwall Drive, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431-8780