Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

November 25, 2015

Students in Green Thumb After School Program sponsored by Black Hawk County Extension celebrated Thanksgiving with a special party last Friday!

September 14, 2015

Cost for this year’s calendar is $7 each

September 10, 2015

Shout OUT to Sheila Sartious, Justin Edwards and Jake Geis plus many other volunteers who have made the Dick Young Greenhouse so inviting for the students coming back to school this fall. Stop by and see all the varieties of tomatoes, carrots, corn and watermelon growing in the outside gardens!

September 9, 2015

See schedule for: Roadside, Forest and Aquatic Pest Management,
Mosquito and Public Health Management,
Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicator,
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease
Pest Control Operators
Aerial Applicators

For more info call Black Hawk Extension Office, 319-234-6811 or visit Pesticide Safety Education Program webpage. Download Registion Forms Here.

June 30, 2015

Black Hawk County Extension is proud to announce Justin Edwards has being chosen has the "June 2015 Young Alum of the Month'!  Please read more!

Download Master Gardener Brochure (PDF)
 or call the Black Hawk County Extension Office at 319-234-6811.


Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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