Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 9, 2014

Labor remains one of the key challenges for fruit and vegetable growers who want to scale up their operations to serve increasing consumer demand for local produce. A new manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture offers one possible solution: sharing machinery.

July 9, 2014

The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy summer squash from the garden, but successful growers must clear hurdles to gain a bountiful harvest. 

June 27, 2014

The resources on this page provide information Iowans can use to plan before a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and conserve water. To find current conditions in Iowa, visit the DNR Current Disasters in Iowa website and follow flood and drought conditions in the state; find resources and assistance information. The national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) provides additional resources for county extension offices on the Floods and Flooding webpage.

June 27, 2014

Container gardens are an excellent way to grow plants in limited spaces. 

June 27, 2014

Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best – if you know how to maintain it properly. 

                                   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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