Ask a Master Gardener

Ask a Master Gardener

Commercial Horticulture Education

Commercial Horticulture Education


Cornell Cooperative Extension is your local connection to the research, information and expertise of your land-grant university. The Horticulture Program provides research-based ornamental horticulture information for home gardeners and commercial horticulture businesses.

Home Garden:

  • Home landscape lawns
  • Flower and vegetable gardens
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Plant diseases
  • Insect pests in and outside the home

Commercial Horticulture:

  • Lawn care landscape
  • Sports turf
  • Garden retail
  • Ornamental Horticulture Greenhouses
  • School and municipal ornamental horticulture
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is native to Asia, and was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2001. It produces an unpleasant smell indoors, and can damage shade and fruit trees, vegetables and legumes.

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Spring Gardening Series

Spring Gardening Series in partnership with the City of Rochester Flower City Feeling Good

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Saving Resilient Seeds in a Changing Climate

Petra-Mann Page from Fruition Seeds Presents on Saving Resilient Seeds in a Changing Climate. You play a larger role every day than you realize.

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2017 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2017!

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Gardens in the Face of a Changing Climate

This detailed guide will teach you how to have a "climate-friendly" garden. It provides ways to reduce chemical inputs, improve compost, and how to use cover crops to increase soil health.

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Oak Wilt

DEC warns of a tree fungus that causes disease in oak trees discovered in our region.

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Walter Nelson
Horticulture Program Leader

Last updated March 24, 2017