Home or Consumer Horticulture Information

Richard P. Jauron, Extension Program Specialist II, Horticulture


As interest in home or consumer horticulture grows, so does the demand for sources of unbiased, scientific-based information. 


Provide horticultural information directly to Iowans and county extension staff to assist in their horticultural efforts. 


Horticultural information is disseminated via telephone (Hortline), e-mail, written communication, radio and television. 


During the period from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005, approximately 3,500 callers received assistance from Hortline.  Another 650 individuals received responses to their e-mail questions.  Horticultural information was also distributed to Iowans via the Horticulture and Home Pest News, Yard and Garden column, Ask the ISU Experts, Iowa Horticulturist and Extension publications.  Information was also delivered via a weekly 50-minute call-in horticulture program on WOI radio and television (Gardening in the Zone). 


146 -- Consumer Horticulture and Forestry

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