Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 10, 2015

Gardens are wonderful places to explore and relax. But how many other creatures are enjoying the garden’s beauty and produce? Each month, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s 2016 Garden Calendar captivates with images of visiting guests of the garden.

September 28, 2015

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to best handle, germinate and plant acorns.

September 4, 2015

Spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, must be planted in the fall so their blooms may be enjoyed in the spring.

August 28, 2015

Growers learn of work required to grow hops for making beer.

August 28, 2015

Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden.

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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