Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 25, 2015

Graduating seniors from a Grundy county school--apply for the 2015 master Gardener Scholarship.  $500 opportunity!

March 17, 2015

AMES, Iowa — Raspberries, a favorite of many home garderners, are relatively easy to grow, and are hardy and productive in most of Iowa. If given proper care, a 100-foot-long row of red raspberries can produce 100 to 150 pints of fruit. Proper pruning increases berry numbers and size, and is required to obtain maximum yields.

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on the proper way to prune raspberries. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

February 25, 2015

The Iowa Master Gardener program is offering a series of garden webinars to be hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The last webinar for the winter  will be Thursday, March 12, 2015 – “Back to School” – Learn how Master Gardeners are engaging in school gardens and supporting systems change for health.

January 14, 2015

AMES, Iowa—The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will explore how Master Gardeners support local food systems during a winter webinar series. The 2015 series will offer Master Gardeners educational hours while taking a look at ways to support school gardens, food banks, community gardens and more. Sessions are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at ISU Extension county offices across Iowa.

Statewide Resources

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

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

  • 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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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