Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 10, 2016

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Growing quality transplants will be the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Thursday, Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Ajay Nair, assistant professor with Iowa State's Department of Horticulture and vegetable production specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, says transplant production plays a key role in a successful vegetable production system.

February 10, 2016

Trees add value to the landscape, so homeowners may become concerned when their trees develop unusual growths. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what causes some of these growths. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

February 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa  - With snow covering the ground across much of Iowa, the current winter climate isn’t hospitable for outdoor growth of flowers. But it’s the perfect time to prepare for spring by forcing bulbs indoors. Which plants work best with this method? What are some tips that will lead to success?

Forcing bulbs indoors can be challenging, but Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

February 10, 2016

Cresco, Iowa – A workshop for commercial fruit and vegetable producers growing tomatoes in high tunnels is scheduled for this winter. The workshop supported by the Cedar Valley Produce Auction and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be held on the following date:

  • Tuesday, February 23 — High Tunnel Tomato Production – 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., at the Cedar Valley Produce Auction, 18072 Addison Ave, Elma.
January 13, 2016

Join Nick Mabe with the Iowa Food Hub to learn about innovative ways to market locally grown produce across the state!

 

 

 

 

Statewide Resources

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • 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.

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

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

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