Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

May 17, 2017

KoiGreen Produce and Pond Supplies, located in Ogden, Iowa, is a unique business that uses the water from their ponds stocked with koi fish to water the produce they grow and sell.

Council and Dr. Kress
March 29, 2017

The Boone County Extension Council was honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the annual Iowa State University Extension and Outreach awards ceremony on Sunday, March 26 at Gateway Event Center in Ames, Iowa. Each year, one Extension Council in the state of Iowa is chosen for this honor by a committee of Extension professionals.

Master Gardener Iowa logo
March 1, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach of Boone and Story Counties to host training sessions this fall.

November 29, 2012

If you have an interest in gardening and would like to volunteer in your community, check out the Boone County Master Gardener program!


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.

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

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

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