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February 9, 2017

Operation ReLeaf is a program to help Alliant Energy customers save energy in their homes using trees to provide shade during the summer and windbreaks during the winter. Brought to you in partnership with Alliant Energy, Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau and Delaware County Extension, this is a great opportunity for area residents to purchase landscape trees that retail between $65.00 and $125.00 for only $25.00. You do not need to live in Delaware county to purchase trees from this distribution.

February 9, 2017

Each year the Delaware County Master Gardener’s hold an educational lecture series “Monday’s in March”.  These talks are designed to both educate and entertain anyone interested in gardening and growing.  All programs are held at 7:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 116 Guetzko Court in Manchester.  The series this year will celebrate the twenty-third year of the project and promises to be filled with a lot of great information, instruction, and fun.

Palmer amaranth
February 9, 2017

Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture, has now been discovered in at least 48 counties. Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage this new threat may attend a "Keep Palmer Amaranth off Your Farm" workshop at several eastern Iowa locations, according to Meaghan Anderson, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 1, 2017

The totals for Iowa Master Gardeners in 2016 are staggering – 119,670 volunteer hours accumulated by 1,930 volunteers. That equals an impressive 62 hours worked per volunteer, significantly more than the 20 hours Master Gardener volunteers are required to complete each year. Delaware County Master Gardeners volunteered over 1,850 hours to local projects throughout the county.


January 30, 2017

Each year the Delaware County Master Gardener’s hold an educational lecture series “Monday’s in March”.  These talks are designed to both educate and entertain anyone interested in gardening and growing.  All programs are held at 7:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 116 Guetzko Court in Manchester.  The series this year will celebrate the twenty-third year of the project and promises to be filled with a lot of great information, instruction, and fun.  The first lecture will be held on Monday, March 6, and will continue each Monday throughout the month with a different topic and speaker each night.  The public is invited, with a $2 donation taken at the door.   Weather related cancellations will be announced on KMCH radio. 

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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.

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  • 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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