Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

November 25, 2014

Enjoy the holiday! The Dubuque County Extension Office will be closed November 27 - 28th. See you next week!

November 18, 2014

What is the big deal about Emerald Ash borer and how does it impact our trees and environment? Learn how to identify Emerald Ash Borer, ash trees, and signs of infestation. Presented by DNR rep., Iowa State Entomologist, and our very own City Forester! 

October 31, 2014

We are proud to announce and welcome Laura Klavitter as our new Horticulture Educator.  Through community building and resource sharing, educational support and outreach, Klavitter will be working to develop partnerships and provide resources and expertise for urban and commercial agriculture programs, gardening, continuing education, and healthy lifestyles through horticulture. She will be leading the Dubuque County Master Gardener volunteers and provide educational opportunities and guidance for their service in the community.

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.

hoop house at Tree of Life CSA
November 26, 2013

Keeping our food dollars local is good for the Tri-States.  This new report shows the how producers, consumers and institutions committed to "buying local" can improve the economy for everyone.


"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.

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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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