Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

October 10, 2014

Looking for some helpful hints for your 2015 garden?  "Whimsy" the 2015 Garden Calendar is now available.

April 28, 2014

Gardens are being planted and produce will soon be ready for harvest.  Are you sure that your pressure canner gauge is working properly?  We offer an opportunity for you to have it tested on May 22nd.

April 28, 2014

Home food preservation isn't difficult - but it does require following specific directions exactly.  Learn why foods need preservation, the safest methods of canning and freezing and take home USDA approved recipes and handouts.

Resources available

Iowa State University insect gallery has many photos of pesky or beneficial insects for you to look at.

Acreage Living is a newsletter contains seasonal information and is designed for those living on an acreage.

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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