Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

4-H Clover
January 29, 2015

4-H County Youth Coordinator for ISU Chickasaw County Extension.  Full-time position, with some nights and weekends required.  Serves as the organizational and educational coordinator with all K-12 4-H youth programs, including before and afterschool CloverKids programs, 4-H clubs and youth programs, leaders, volunteers and partnerships.  Post-secondary education preferred. 4-H knowledge and experience preferred.  Strong organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills and computer skills needed.  Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to pass an ISU background check required.  Send resume, cover letter and references to daday@iastate.edu.   Click here for a complete Job Description. Deadline to apply is February 13th. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

January 23, 2015

The 2015 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, Wis. This is the 21st year for the conference, which annually draws 500 woodland landowners from Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

January 19, 2015

Transplant production plays a key role in a successful vegetable production system. Growing high quality plants requires skill, proper care and knowledge of the fundamentals of plant growth.  ISU Extension horticulture specialists will be sharing best practices at a Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop on Tuesday, February 17 at Luther College in Decorah.

May 7, 2012

Dead spots in the lawn, shrubs to prune, insects on garden vegetables, unidentified blooming flowers – these are all things that prompt Iowans to call their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office for consumer horticulture questions.

Mennonite Greenhouse Guide

Check out Gardening Resources from ISU Extension (RG 104 ) for a list of more than 100 publications with facts you can use.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

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

  • 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.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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