Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

April 27, 2015

Each year during Extension and Outreach Week the Dubuque County Extension Council gives the Friend of Extension Award to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Extension mission. Marvin Stoffel received the award this year to recognize the leadership he has provided to Master Gardener volunteers and the connections he has made between Master Gardeners and other Extension programs.

April 22, 2015

Looking for innovative ways to boost your "curb appeal"? The Lunch ‘n Learn:  “Planting your Greenway”  is going to talk about the new City of Dubuque Street Tree and Landscaping on Public  Right-of-Way Policy as well as what perennials would be suitable for these greenway spaces.  

April 21, 2015

Join Ecologist and Landscape Architect Cory Ritterbusch for an evening tour of a multi-faceted natural landscape design on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 from 6-9pm. Registration is $10/person; FREE for Master Gardeners. Pre-registration is preferred. 

March 12, 2015

Hey Dads and other family members …Here is a fun opportunity for you and your children, between the ages of  4 to 12, to plant up a pot of summer blooms just in time for Mother’s Day.  Reservations required!

March 12, 2015

Learn how to successfully manage a healthy, productive compost at our hands-on composting workshop! This workshop will teach about a balanced compost system and how to use compost in the garden. 

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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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