Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

December 17, 2014

The weather has grown colder, but that doesn’t mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring. Quite the opposite, in fact. Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.
 

December 5, 2014

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States.
 

October 6, 2014

People typically think of fall as a time when plant life is winding down, a time of harvest, preservation and preparation for spring but...

September 17, 2014

As the weather cools and summer gives way to fall, a favorite fall pastime emerges: apple harvesting.

August 26, 2014

Monarchs laying eggs on milkweed leaves and a display of live monarch chrysalis in various life stages was a fun highlight to see.

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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