Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

June 13, 2016

Jump into July with summer bouquets from backyard flowers at this month’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn.  Discover how and when to cut flowers for extended bloom time with Dubuque County Master Gardener, Jean Bledsoe.

June 13, 2016

Learn how and when to cut flowers at different stages for extended bloom time while also discovering simple ways to create unique and art-inspired floral arrangements. 

May 6, 2016

Take a tour of some of the most beautiful landscapes and gardens in Dubuque this year at our annual Tour of Gardens! Dubuque County Master Gardeners will be on-site to answer gardening questions and offer hands-on gardening experiences. 

May 5, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the seventh annual Growing Season webcast series at Dubuque County Library, Asbury Branch this summer. Gardeners will learn about benefits of shade in the landscape, tree problems, and native garden insects.

March 29, 2016

Emily Swihart, Design Specialist and Field Coordinator for Trees Forever will be joining us on April 6th to share her insights on Planting and Understanding Trees at the Lunch ‘n Learn series.

Get the latest Lawn and Garden updates at the first Wednesday of every month at our Lunch 'n Learn Series! Click here for a list of topics and more details!

 

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Pesticide and Manure Applicator Testing and Training Information

Soil testing:  get information on how to take a good sample and send it in for analysis.

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic: For plant diseases, weed identification, and insect/pest issues, send samples in for diagnosis OR email the clinic images at: sickplant@iastate.edu 

Insect I.D.: Visit Bug Guide

Local Foods Resources - Dubuque County

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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