Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Tulips
February 16, 2017

Winter 2017 has been unusually mild in Iowa, with daily high temperatures in the 50s and 60s and approaching record highs. This is good news for those who dislike snow and icy conditions, but it can confuse spring-flowering bulbs and lead to early growth.

Vegetable garden with gardener
February 10, 2017

$70,000 awarded to 14 counties focused on increasing the amount of fresh produce donated to food pantries

Giving Garden
February 8, 2017

Dallas County will be holding Winter Webcast available to the general public.  Join us as we learn about results from ISU Research Farm Demonstration Gardens where Master Gardeners grew produce for donation in 2016 and growing and harvesting asparagus. 

January 12, 2017

A number of trees and plants can provide a splash of variety to landscapes.

Selecting a Christmas Tree
November 18, 2016

Matching the right tree to the right home environment is crucial

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

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