Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 8, 2014

This workshop will be a good introduction for people looking to start a vegetable garden, but there will also be lots of tips for experienced gardeners on how to plan your garden and use less pesticides and chemicals. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.

June 18, 2014

Join us for this educational series of live webinars that discuss various aspects of growing trees in Iowa. Sessions will be held on July 15, August 14 and September 4. Read full story for details.

May 29, 2014

The Dubuque County Extension Council is seeking nominations for candidates to run in the 2014 election. There are four 4-year slots on the ballot, plus one 2-year slot to fulfill the remainder of an unexpired term.

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.

Click here for information about the Dubuque County Master Gardener Program

Would you like a Master Gardener to make a presentation about gardening for your community group?  Click here for more info!

"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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