Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

June 8, 2017

Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host its annual spring field day June 21. The event will provide information on a wide range of subjects, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists leading demonstrations and discussions. The field day will run from 1-4:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  
 

May 18, 2017

The 2017 Delaware County Fair will feature three Kiddie Livestock Shows for youth three years old through 3rd grade. The Kiddie Lamb Show will be held Tuesday during the Sheep Show at 4:00 p.m. The Kiddie Dairy Show will take place on Wednesday during the Dairy show at 12:00 p.m. The Kiddie Beef Show will be on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to enter the 2017 Delaware County Fair Kiddie Lamb Show, Kiddie Dairy Show, and Kiddie Beef Show must file an entry form in the Delaware County Extension Office by Friday, June 23.  All kiddie events provide young people with an opportunity to participate in county fair activities and gain experience in showing livestock.

May 18, 2017

Iowa has millions of trees across its landscape, and many are planted each year. But when they are, they require multiple steps and focused care to ensure their success and growth.

Radon
May 16, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County, Delaware County Public Health, and Midwest Systems are partnering to offer free Radon Awareness Workshop on May 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office in Manchester.  

May 4, 2017

Spring is the best time to plant rhubarb in Iowa. It's also the perfect time to harvest the leaf stalk for pies, tarts sauces, jams, jellies, puddings and punch. Although categorized as a vegetable, rhubarb is used as a fruit.  ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer gardener questions about caring for and harvesting rhubarb. 

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These are segments from the Gardening in the Zone series, focusing on a wide range of topics from lawn care and pruning to planting and raising vegetables and flowers.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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