Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 13, 2013

Do you have an interest in gardening? Would you like to volunteer and help with various gardening related activities throughout Johnson County? Learn how to become a Johnson County Master Gardener by clicking on the title of this article!

June 16, 2014

Adult beetle submitted by resident, efforts still underway to locate infestation.

May 30, 2014

It’s been a long wait but it is almost over!  This is the year that Brood III of the periodical cicadas (a.k.a. 17-year “locusts”) will emerge from the ground and appear as adults in a significant portion of the state of Iowa.

May 30, 2014

Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners.

December 6, 2013

Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach say keeping holiday plants looking good through the holiday season and beyond is not as difficult as some might expect.

Need to take a soil sample? Click here for more information

For horticulture publications, please click on the following link: ISUE Publications

Need a plant or a plant disease identified? Click here!

Click here for the ISU Horticulture Department

Click here for Integrated Pest Management

Click here for the Plant Pathology department at ISU in Ames.

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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