Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 16, 2014

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a public discussion on the proposed Timber Harvest & Replanting Project that is part of the 2013 Forest Stewardship Plan for Lake Macbride State Park.

September 10, 2014

TheThird Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale on October 18 & 19th, 2014,

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.

August 21, 2014

While bearded irises are easy-to-grow perennials, they need to be divided every three to five years. 

June 16, 2014

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

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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