Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

April 16, 2015

The first case of avian influenza in Iowa has been confirmed this week. ISU's Vet Diagnostic Lab has provided information and fact sheets on the disease and instructions for submitting samples.

April 10, 2015

Des Moines County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Troute Farm south of Burlington. Demonstrations by Master Gardeners.  Wide variety of  Perennials, Annuals and Vegetables, Garden Accessories, Door Prizes and refreshments!

September 29, 2014

Facebook users are invited to stay up-to-date with Des Moines County Extension by joining us on Facebook. We keep the link right here -- or search for Iowa State University Extension, Des Moines County

Des Moines County Master Gardeners meet monthly.

If you are a Master Gardener (even if you were trained elsewhere) our fun and educational group invites you to join us!

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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