Yard & Garden/Horticulture

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February 27, 2017

Have you ever  wondered how to properly prune and train you fruit trees?  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Horticulturist, Patrick O’Malley, will  hold an indoor presentation on Monday, March 20th from 4 PM to 5:30 PM at the Jefferson County Extension office meeting room.  Then on Tuesday, March 21st  Patrick will hold a fruit tree pruning demonstration at the public orchard ( just off the bike path east of Chautauqua Park)  from 4 PM to 5:30 PM . This event is free!  To register call the Jefferson County Extension office at 641-472-4166 or email cmatson@iastate.edu .  This event is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Green Iowa AmeriCorps.    Don’t miss this exciting workshop!  

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February 27, 2017

FREE Basic bee keeping classes will begin on Thursday, March 9 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Jefferson Office. This series will continue on March 16, 23 and 30th.  Snacks will be served.  Please register at the Jefferson County Extension office by calling 641-472-4166 or emailing cmatson@iastate.edu  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!   

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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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