Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

April 15, 2014

Bed bug populations are expanding rapidly in many areas of the country, infesting hotels, homes and businesses. Join us for this Lunch and Learn webinar to get more information on how to prevent these pests from infiltrating your home.

February 10, 2014

Winter is a challenging time for both humans and our plants. The benefits and enjoyment one gets from plants are many, but during the winter our enjoyment is limited mostly to houseplants. Even though we do our best, some of our plants may still be struggling to survive. This article highlights some of the common mistakes that occur when caring for winter houseplants.

July 16, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.  Click through for more information.

April 30, 2013

Tune in to local radio to hear Extension Agriculturalist/Horticulturalist Darbee Wellman discuss gardening tips, lawn care advice, and research-based horticulture information for both novices and Master Gardeners alike.  Find out when to listen!

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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