Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Tomato
February 9, 2016

A workshop for commerical fruit and vegetable producers growing tomatoes in high tunnels will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

February 12, 2016

Do you have a windbreak on your farm or acreage?  Do you need one?  How do you start?  Are there any financial incentives to help with the cost?ISU Extension and Outreach in Buchanan County is holding an informational meeting on windbreaks.

January 27, 2016

To sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, you must complete a certification workshop. Iowa State University is offering a 3-hour certification workshop on identifying morels and false morels. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Mark Gleason, ISU Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology.

January 27, 2016

The 2011 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference is Saturday, March 12, at Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, Wis. This is the 17th year for the conference, which annually draws 550 woodland landowners from Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

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.

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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