Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 30, 2015

Women who are involved in agricultre and want to learn more about grain marketing are invited to attend the November 17 Rural Women of North Iowa event. 

September 29, 2015

Is it the flu or a food borne illness? How does food become unsafe? Find answers while learning the basics of preventing food borne illnesses at this childcare provider training. 

August 19, 2015

The Estherville PROSPER Team is preparing to deliver what the World Health Organization names as its “number 1” most effective program for decreasing the onset of drugs and alcohol problems in youth. The program will run every Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the ELC Middle School starting October 4- November 15. 

August 17, 2015

Aeration is an important part of lawn care, but take care to aerate properly and at the correct time of the year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the proper way to aerate a yard.

August 5, 2015
Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself.  

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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