Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

April 26, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach will be offering two FREE workshops for people who may be interested in establishing a commercial winegrape vineyard or winery in Iowa.  Mike White, ISU Extension’s Viticulture (grape) specialist will be leading both of these workshops.

April 15, 2016

Looking for a simple way to beautify your front porch this summer? Love flowers, but need some expert advice on which plants do best in planters versus hanging baskets? Join us for our Container Gardening Workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office. Class size is limited to 20 people, so reserve your space today!

April 6, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an educational emerald ash borer event on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office. The emerald ash borer lunch and learn will feature Dr. Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forester, as the guest speaker. 

April 4, 2016

Strawberries are well suited for any home garden. They are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort. Early spring is one of the best times to plant strawberries in Iowa and knowing when to plant and how to grow and maintain the strawberries is key to producing a successful crop. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips and suggestions on planting, growing and maintaining strawberries in Iowa.

February 24, 2016

Fortunately for farmers who want to get a stronger grasp on their finances and budget, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a variety of resources designed to help producers plan and keep their heads above water until prices increase

Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension and Outreach staff.

Wildlife Extension
Information and education to help people to:

  • enhance wildlife resources;
  • wisely use wildlife resources so that they are sustainable over time;
  • manage habitat for wildlife;
  • manage damaging or nuisance interactions between people and wildlife..

Cherokee County Conservation Board

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

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