Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 22, 2014

The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

August 10, 2014

Iowa now has 12 infested counties after beetles found in Boone.

August 22, 2014

Late summer is a great time to harvest and enjoy homegrown melons. Knowing when to harvest is important for maximum taste. 

August 15, 2014

Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn. 

August 10, 2014

Trees can become afflicted with problems that can change their appearance and overall health. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on fighting these issues. 

                                   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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