Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 19, 2014

Independence held their Community Tree Walk the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 16th.  They started at the RV park.

September 19, 2014

Community Tree Walks are upcoming in Quasqueton, Jesup, Rowley, Brandon, Lamont, and Fairbank.

September 5, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of meetings this fall for growers producing crops in high tunnels.  There will be one in Independence on Monday, Oct. 27th.

September 3, 2014

Come join us at the Independence Farmers Market, every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon.  The last one of the year will be Saturday, Oct. 18th.

August 20, 2014

A workshop, Integrating Cover Crops in Fruit and Vegetable Production Systems, sponsored by Sustainable Vegetable Production and ISU Extension and Outreach, was held at Heartland Acres Events Center recently.

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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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