Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 14, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar, Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m., features Ajay Nair with Iowa State University Department of Horticulture.

August 6, 2014

ISU Extension will be offering the 16-week on-line course on "Transitioning to Organic Agriculture"

August 21, 2014

While bearded irises are easy-to-grow perennials, they need to be divided every three to five years.

April 15, 2011

These are the wild mushrooms that people pick in April and May. The safe morels are those that have the hollow stem. The first pickings of mushrooms are usually the gray ones and the later ones become more yellow. The tops all look like a sponge, very

April 14, 2011

Buy locally grown vegetables during primary growing seasons for best quality. Follow these steps to prepare fresh vegetables:

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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