Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

December 16, 2014

Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about how to support school gardens, food banks, community gardens, and more.  All sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, February 12, and March 12.

December 12, 2014

Buchanan County Master Gardener’s held their holiday party at St. James Episcopal Church in Independence recently.  Social time was followed by a dinner and entertainment was provided by Vernie Kirkendall.

December 10, 2014

This year's symposium will be held Saturday, Feb. 28th, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Independence.

October 27, 2014

   Gardens bring tasty food, delightful color, refreshing fragrance, rustling leaves, and enervating prickles and tickles. Sometimes they even tickle the fancy.

January 21, 2014

The latest edition of the Buchanan County Master Gardener's Newsletter, Off Shoots, contains information about neonicotinoid insecticides and honey bees, Gardening Fun at the Buchanan County Fair, Iowa Master Gardener's upcoming events, mosquito bite prevention, and the county calendar of events.

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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