Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 3, 2014

Learn about our upcoming spring workshop and additional grafting tips.

April 11, 2014

Rhubarb, classed as a vegetable, is used as a fruit because its high acidity gives it a tart flavor.

April 7, 2014

As concern for our precious pollinators grows, curiosity and fascination increases as well.  

April 4, 2014

Strawberries are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort, making them well suited to home gardens. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa, but don’t rush to remove mulch.

March 28, 2014

While roses are beautiful, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists say they do require good care. 

                                   Resources

                   Brenton Arboretum                                                                                              Reiman Gardens

                  Department of Entomolgy ( ISU)                                                                        Horticulture Home Pest News

                  ISU Yard & Garden                                                                                               ISU Forestry Extension

                  National Wildlife                                                                                                   Growing in the Garden (K-3 Curriculum)

                  Hortline                                                                                                                  ISU Plant Disease Clinic

                                                                                                                                                  ISU Extension Yard & Garden

 

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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