Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 25, 2016

Learn the benefits and basics of worm composting while discovering what is needed to set up a healthy worm bin system indoors with Dubuque Co. ISU Extension & Outreach Horticulture Educator, Laura Klavitter. 

August 24, 2016

Find perennials, flowers, ground covers, and more for last minute touches to your garden or landscape at the Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale.

August 23, 2016

Interested in building a school garden or integrating gardening education into the core curriculum? Check out our new School Garden 101 training program for teachers, school faculty, and community volunteers to see how you can build a strong team and take the next steps towards achieving a successful educational garden!

Food shed map
August 11, 2016

After a year of local food system evaluation, members of Dubuque's Ag Urbanism Toolkit leadership team (Dubuque Eats Well) selected five priority projects to develop over the next two years with technical assistance from the ISU Community Design Lab

Know Your Farmer - Know Your Food
August 3, 2016

'Shake the hand that feeds you' this fall with the 4th Annual Driftless Farm Crawl, Farm to Table Dinner, and special back-to-school lecture with Fred Kirschenmann. An inspiring series of events to showcase local farms, local chefs, and farm-to-school programs bringing healthy food to tri-state area families! 

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!

 

"The Rural Innovator" e-newsletter Each issue has reliable, research-based information about diverse agriculture practices and read stories about Iowans who are using those methods to manage profitable businesses. Subscribe now!

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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