Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

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April 14, 2017

Jefferson County Extension is looking for an energetic and innovative part time horticulturist.  This 24 hour per week position (until July 1- then 8 hours per week) provides assistance to ISU Extension and Outreach for organization and delivery of horticultural programs and work in gardens and operation of the on- site greenhouse.  Requirements are: experience teaching and/or leading group activities with youth and adults, High school diploma and minimum of 2-year degree in horticultureOR High school diploma and minimum 2 years of horticulture experience, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, ability to lift 40 pounds and successfully pass the background screening in Child Protection Safety Program.  Wage is $11 per hour.   For information concerning this job, contact Sue Henderson at 641-777-4354.   To view complete job description and to apply visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/jefferson/ Email completed applicationincluding 3 references to hendy@iastate.edu.    Subject line mustread Horticulturist.      

All application materials must be received by Monday, May 1st, 2017 by 4:30 PM   EOE



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March 7, 2017

A food preservation program that includes both online lessons and hands-on workshops providing the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.Click on this  link to connect you to the website of this informative programming.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/preserve-taste-summer

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March 6, 2017

Gary Whittenbaugh is conducting this classe:. Rock Gardens & Their Plants will be Saturday, May 27th at 10 am to 11:30 am. Each event will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office at 2606 West Burlington Ave. in Fairfield. We are located on the fair grounds on Highway 34. Call 641-472-4166 for more info.

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March 6, 2017

The series of All Bugs Good and Bad are being offered the First Friday of the month this year. March 3rd was Protect your Veggie Harvest from Hungry Insents. April 7th brings Mosquitos and Insect Borne Diseases. May 5th is about Ticks. June 2nd is about Aphids, Scales and Whiteflies. August 4th is Drain flies, house flies and Fungus Gnats. September 1st is Meet Our Native Pollinators. October 6th New Invasive Ants to know about. November 3rd Pantry Pests, Carpet Beetles and Clothes Moths. And the series will end on December 1st with Don't let the Bed Bugs Hamper your Vacation Plans. Each session last an hour which starts at 1:00  and is held at the Extension office. Join us for this informative webinar about Bugs. Call Colleen for more information at 641-472-4166. Bring friends. This event is open to the public.

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

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