Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

November 24, 2015

Looking for a gift for that special gardener? “Help me Master Gardener, you are my only hope”. A gift certificate to the 2016 Annual Spring Garden Seminar would make the perfect gift. 

September 1, 2015

DUBUQUE – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect of ash trees has been confirmed in Dubuque, Iowa. 

August 20, 2015

On September 26th, Dubuque County Master Gardeners are sharing their plants with the community at a very discounted rate! Find perennials, flowers, ground covers, and more for last minute touches to your garden or landscape at the Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale. 

June 4, 2015

Those with an interest in gardening who would like to volunteer in the community are encouraged to join the 2015 Dubuque County Master Gardener program. Both long-time gardeners and inexperienced beginners are welcome to join!

March 24, 2014

We have copies of educational videos that are FREE for you to check out and view yourself or show to a group. Read this story for more details about our latest offerings about cover crops and wetlands conservation.

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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