Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 19, 2016

Commercial  and public pesticide applicators with categories 2 (Forest Pest Control), 5 (Aquatic Pest Control), 6 (Right-of-Way Pest Control) and 10 (Research and Demonstration) are encouraged to attend.

September 13, 2016

The annual Forestry Field Day will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Yellow River State Forest in Allamakee County

August 24, 2016

After the recent rains, we do have resources to help with the flooding issues many people are dealing with.

May 31, 2016

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach County office. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens and managing pests. Classes start at all locations in September 2016.

Staff with the Mobile Experience.
September 19, 2012

Howard County Extension helped with educating 4th graders and 10th graders during the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest at the America's Farmer Mobile Experience.

HORTICULTURE RESOURCES:

Iowa State Horticulture Society

Trees Forever

Howard County Master Gardeners - Check us out and see what we are all about.

Mennonite Greenhouse Guide

Weeds To Avoid

Check out Gardening Resources from ISU Extension (RG 104 ) for a list of more than 100 publications with facts you can use.

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

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