Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

November 5, 2015

For dozens of reasons, it's time to convene in America's heartland a conference of farmers involved in Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA).  Thanks to the artful community collaboration of 15 farm organizations -- anchored by the Wisconsin Farmers Union --  just such a gathering will happen December 3-4, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with The Midwest CSA Conference: Moving Forward Together.

November 2, 2015

Interested in learning how to create your own seasonal wreath for the upcoming fall holidays?  The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Fayette is offering a workshop for you to do that and take home the finished product to display or share with others.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 14 from 9:30-11 am at their new office at 218 South Main Street in Fayette.

October 8, 2015

Iowa State University - Fayette County is offering pesticide applicator training classes in Fayette.

May 7, 2012

Dead spots in the lawn, shrubs to prune, insects on garden vegetables, unidentified blooming flowers – these are all things that prompt Iowans to call their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office for consumer horticulture questions.

Fayette County Master Gardeners web page

Check out Gardening Resources from ISU Extension (RG 104 ) for a list of more than 100 publications with facts you can use whether your garden has flowers, herbs, fruits or vegetables. Also find lists of publications related to lawn, shrubs and trees. This two-page piece is free.

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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