Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 9, 2015

The council is the county governing body of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

September 8, 2015

Welcome to the home of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach blogs, where ISU Extension program specialists share their expertise. These blogs are an excellent way for ISU Extension and Outreach faculty and staff to share their thoughts on current topics and for you to engage in conversations with the bloggers and other visitors.

September 8, 2015

For many, hosting birds, butterflies, bees and other guests in the garden is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening.  This 2016 calendar offers ways to welcome these guests along with striking, close photos.  Calendars are available for $7.00 at the Franklin County Extension Office, 3 First Ave NW, Hampton. 

April 27, 2015

The 2015 Market will be held from 5-7 pm on Fridays from May 8 through October 16 and on Tuesdays from June 2 through October 13.  The location is the Main Street Square at the corner of 1st Avenue NW and 1st Street NW in Hampton.  To qualify for the WIC program, we must keep these hours. 

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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