Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

May 18, 2016

Monarch butterflies are beautiful, but vanishing.The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium was created by Iowa State University, farmer and commodity groups, conservation organizations, private companies and state agencies in February 2015 to enhance monarch reproduction in Iowa. On Thursday, May 26th at 7 pm,  ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County and Master Gardeners will present a community program with Dr. Bob Hartzler on Iowa efforts to increase habitat and turn around the rapidly declining monarch  population. 

April 21, 2016

Want to learn proper gardening techniques? Have a chance to put your newly acquired skills to the test? Youth in 4th through 12th grade are invited to attend our Youth Gardening Workshop on May 14th. Learn more by clicking on the headline.  

April 1, 2016

Spring is here and our gardens and yards are coming back to life. Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Greene County Master Gardeners Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7th.

September 11, 2015

The featured theme for this year’s Armstrong Research Farm’s garden field day is “Gardens of North and South America.” To learn more, click on the headline. 

July 15, 2015

One of the best, and most up-to-date guides is published by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach! Click here for more information!

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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.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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