Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

December 23, 2015

We are excited to announce that the third Rural Women of North Iowa event will be held on February 22, from 6-8 pm at Iowa Lakes Community College Cafeteria in Emmetsburg. The speaker for this event is Marji Guyler-Alaniz who will be sharing photos of female farmers which is now her passion-FarmHer.

December 16, 2015

Evaluating Your Estate Plan Workshiop is set for Janurary 28 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. 

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.

June 17, 2015

There are several common disease problems that can damage a rose’s natural beauty. Disease organisms can cause unsightly leaves, reduced flower production and result in the death of leaves or even the entire plant. Follow these tips to keep roses healthy and protected from these diseases.

June 12, 2015

Azaleas and rhododendrons are spectacular flowering shrubs that can brighten any yard or garden. Even though there are many species of azaleas and rhododendrons, only a small number can be grown successfully in Iowa. Here are some tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showing what steps to take.

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

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