Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

November 17, 2014

Winter brings food scarcity, which makes your landscape a target for rabbits. Rabbits can severely damage trees and shrubs if you aren’t proactive.

November 7, 2014

ISU Extesnion and Outreach has resources available for farm families and ag partners to help them during times of stress.

November 7, 2014

While winter is not growing season for strawberries, taking care of strawberry plants remains vitally important. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on the ins and outs about mulching strawberries for winter.

October 31, 2014

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the best way to prepare yard and garden supplies for winter so they’ll be ready for use when spring rolls around.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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