Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 23, 2014

The 14h Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.

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.

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.

August 2, 2012

Richard Jauron and other horticulture experts from the department of horticulture at ISU have worked together to create the Yard and Garden FAQ website. 

September 22, 2011

Any patron interested in utilizing the Buchanan County Master Gardeners and their education/volunteerism will have an application procedure to follow.

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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