Services URI Cooperative Extension offers many free and low cost informational and diagnostic services. Click below to access more information about each! Gardening and Environmental Hotline The URI Gardening and Environmental Hotline identifies plants or insects in your garden, and will provide you with horticultural information. Plant Protection Clinic The URI Plant Protection Clinic identifies insect problems on plants and in the home, and will diagnose plant diseases. Soil pH Testing Service The URI Master Gardeners conducts soil testings to help determine your soil pH levels and textures, and will also provide recommendations for gradual correction of your soil problems. TickEncounter Resource Center The TickEncounter Resource Center helps educate and promote the most up-to-date, effective, tick-bite prevention techniques.