Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

May 1, 2016

The Big Four Fairbook is now available online. The Big Four Fair will be held at the Big 4 Fairgrounds, Postville Iowa, June 17-19, 2016.  Continue on for more Big Four Fair information and for all of the great shows! Lego Contest and the Big 4 5K Run/Walk.

May 23, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosted 4-H Saturday Clover Kids on May 14 at the Waukon Wellness Center.  26 kindergarten through third graders finished working on a 4-H fair project.

May 20, 2016

As winter has given way to spring, insects have begun to reappear in lawns and gardens across the state. Attracting insects such as butterflies or bees is a simple process that can add beauty to any outdoor space.

May 12, 2016

The Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm on June 28.   The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center Headquarters on the ISU Northeast Research Farm and Demonstration Farm.

May 2, 2016

Spring is here and fresh fruits and vegetables will soon be ready.  The Allamakee Farmers Market in Waukon will start its thirteenth season on Monday, June 6.  Market times will be from 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Allamakee Master Gardeners

Farmers Market

Yard and Garden On Line

Horticulture Hotline - Questions answered on lawn garden and landscape plants. 515-294-3108

Reiman Gardens

Gardening Publications

Check out Gardening Resources from ISU Extension (RG 104 ) for a list of more than 100 publications with facts you can use whether your garden has flowers, herbs, fruits or vegetables. Also find lists of publications related to lawn, shrubs and trees. This two-page piece is free.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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