Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 30, 2014

Master Gardener Classes are scheduled to begin here at the Floyd County Extension office on September 16! Anyone interested in gardening is encouraged to call 641-228-1453 and register by September 5! Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Extension, and use that training to volunteer for 40 hours in their communities.

July 30, 2014

Iowa Master Gardener program and ISU Extension & Outreach are offering a series of summer garden webinars for the general public.  This years webinars are on trees.   Aug 14 and Sept 4th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Floyd County Extension Office.  Call 641-228-1453 to register or for more information. 

August 27, 2014

Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects. Webinars will be on Friday, Oct 3rd and Friday, Nov 7 at 1 :00-1:45 p.m. and will be hosted by the Floyd County Extension and Outreach, 112 N Main Street, Charles City . Please call 641-228-1453 or email xfloyd@iastate.edu to register.  No cost. 

August 27, 2014

This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens.  Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes.  Make great gifts.  Stop in at the Floyd County Office to pick one up today!  Only $6.00.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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